accurate

01. I'm not sure of the time; my watch doesn't seem to be very [accurate].
02. The witness gave an [accurate] description of the criminal - she even knew his eye color!
03. It was hard to get an [accurate] count of the number of people in the room because there were so many people coming and going all the time.
04. The [accuracy] of the winner in the Olympic shooting competition was almost 98%.
05. It is difficult to give an [accurate] assessment of the number of people in a crowd.
06. We were able to measure the height obtained by my son's model rocket fairly [accurately] using a simple mathematical formula.
07. He is an [accurate] shot with a bow and arrow.
08. The media reflect nearly every aspect of society, though these reflections are not always [accurate].
09. Averil Coxhead has noted that learners need to know the grammar of words so they can use them [accurately] in their writing and speaking.
10. Due to observer bias, it is extremely difficult to obtain [accurate] and objective observations.
11. I got this watch cheap, but it doesn't keep very [accurate] time.
12. Author Rudyard Kipling once suggested that a woman's guess is much more [accurate] than a man's certainty.
13. Ben Bayol once said that most plans are just [inaccurate] predictions.
14. There were a number of important historical [inaccuracies] in the textbook we used when I was in high school.
15. There is a Native American proverb which states that haste is the mother of [inaccuracy].
16. Gorillas, which are shy, gentle vegetarians, were long [inaccurately] portrayed as ferocious and aggressive.
17. Doing grammar drills may not improve your speaking [accuracy] as much as using the language in real-life situations.
18. The hockey players were tested for the [accuracy] of their shots by aiming at little targets placed in the corners of the net.
19. In 1993, scientists using lasers and satellites were able to make the most [accurate] measurement ever of the height of Mount Everest.
20. In the year 240 B.C., the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes was the first person to estimate [accurately] the diameter and circumference of the Earth.
21. Changes in species have been observed even during the limited time that [accurate] observations have been recorded.
22. An atomic clock is [accurate] to within 1 second in 1.7 million years.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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