01. Did you [purchase] anything of value while you were travelling in the U.S.?
02. The [purchase] price for digital cameras is expected to drop significantly over the next five years.
03. We stopped in the mall to show each other our [purchases] before setting out again to continue our Christmas shopping.
04. Both the seller and the [purchaser] of a house must pay a fee to the realtor.
05. We [purchased] our tickets, and immediately went up to the balcony to find our seats.
06. It is said that the island of Manhattan was [purchased] from the native people of the area for about $24 worth of goods.
07. You can help improve the lives of animals raised for food through your [purchasing] decisions at grocery stores and restaurants.
08. Many employees have the opportunity to [purchase] shares in the company they work for.
09. According to a popular cookbook, you should eat before you go to the store because if you go to the store hungry, you are likely to make unnecessary [purchases].
10. You must declare everything you have [purchased] or acquired abroad at Customs.
11. Frederick Douglass once noted that the white man's happiness cannot be [purchased] by the black man's misery.
12. Benjamin Franklin once stated that those who would give up essential liberty to [purchase] a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
13. Someone once observed that respect cannot be learned, [purchased] or acquired; it can only be earned.
14. Adam Smith wrote that it was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally [purchased].
15. The first animal [purchased] for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago was a bear cub, bought for $10 in 1874.
16. America [purchased] Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000.
17. In 1971, London Bridge was [purchased] by an American, and shipped to Arizona to be displayed as a tourist attraction.
18. It is a good idea to [purchase] additional medical insurance if you are travelling anywhere outside the country.
19. Buying a car in Russia means paying the full price of the car at the time of [purchase] because no credit system is available there.
20. My partner and I [purchased] over 1,000 shares in the company when the price was low.
21. King George III originally [purchased] Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife, Queen Charlotte.
22. Over 96% of American households [purchase] bananas at least once each month.
23. Find someone who has purchased something worth over $100 in the past month.
24. We have a number of potential [purchasers] for your home, so we should be able to sell it very soon.
25. [Purchasing] a gun takes time because a background check has to be done on each applicant.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • purchase — (v.) late 13c., obtain, contrive, bring about, from Anglo Fr. purchaser go after, from pur forth (possibly used here as an intensive prefix; see PURBLIND (Cf. purblind)) + O.Fr. chacier run after (see CHASE (Cf. chase)). Sense of buy first… …   Etymology dictionary

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