01. I'd rather not talk about it; it's a [private] matter between my wife and I.
02. Governments in this country are [privatizing] more and more government services.
03. Could you close the door so we can have a bit of [privacy], please?
04. It is difficult for movie celebrities to have a [private] life away from the cameras, and the watchful eye of the public.
05. Many of Vincent van Gogh's greatest masterpieces are held in [private] collections around the world.
06. Jeannette couldn't afford to pay for a [private] room at the hospital, so she had to share a room with 4 other women.
07. The politician became angry when part of his [private] conversation with a staff member appeared in the newspaper.
08. There is a Hebrew proverb which states, "Love him who tells you your faults in [private]."
09. According to studies, more cheating takes place in [private], friendly gambling games than in commercial gambling.
10. There are more than 200 satellites orbiting earth solely for the purpose of [private] communications services, including pagers, telephones, and computers.
11. Too many of the most beautiful beaches here are [privately] owned, and require you to pay an entrance fee.
12. In Korea, you shouldn't open a gift the moment it is received, but should wait, and open it in [private].
13. Marilyn Monroe once said that a career is born in public, talent in [privacy].
14. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that God enters by a [private] door into every individual.
15. Chester Arthur once stated, "I may be President of the United States, but my [private] life is nobody's damned business."
16. It has been said that [privacy] is a key word in describing Moroccan home life.
17. Since the country became independent, the majority of companies, banks, and real estate in Latvia have been [privatized].
18. Margaret Thatcher [privatized] England's entire railway system in the 1980s.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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