01. I wasn't finished reading the book, so I took it to the library, and [renewed] it for another two weeks.
02. An urban [renewal] project has been started in the city core, with plans to plant trees, clean up litter, and renovate some public buildings.
03. I have to [renew] my driver's license before it expires on my next birthday.
04. The old men quickly [renewed] their friendship when they met again for the first time in over thirty years.
05. The [renewal] of peace talks has been welcomed by all sides in the conflict.
06. The project to build a bridge to to the mainland has been [renewed] by a recent government poll which showed that support for the idea has grown.
07. The U.S. has announced it will [renew] its diplomatic relations with the country if it agrees to release political dissidents.
08. Wendell Berry once said that to cherish what remains of the Earth, and to foster its [renewal] is our only legitimate hope of survival.
09. Goethe once said that we must always change, [renew], rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
10. Susan Taylor once observed that we need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly; spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to [renew] itself, and create order.
11. Alcohol is used as a [renewable] fuel source for powering some vehicles in Brazil.
12. Wind is an excellent source of power because it is continually being [renewed] by nature.
13. Shell Oil recently pledged to spend up to $1 billion on [renewable] energy sources over the next five years.
14. You'll need to bring two pieces of I.D., two photos, and a completed application form when you [renew] your passport.
15. [Renewable] energy sources such as solar power and wind power offer clean energy that is both safe for our environment and good for the economy.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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