01. He had a diamond ring on his finger, and a large gold [chain] around his neck.
02. We had to [chain] our picnic table to a tree to keep someone from stealing it.
03. Japan is made up of a [chain] of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
04. The Wal-Mart department store [chain] is probably the most profitable retail business in the world.
05. Their dog was quite vicious, and had to be kept [chained] up all the time.
06. The prisoners were being kept in [chains] in order to prevent them from escaping.
07. He was wearing a heavy gold [chain] around his neck, and a gold ring on every finger.
08. Paul Whiteman once said that jazz came to America three hundred years ago in [chains].
09. Gandhi once said, "You can [chain] me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind."
10. In some carpet-making factories, child workers are [chained] to their machines for 12 hours a day.
11. There is a Danish proverb which states that a [chain] is only as strong as its weakest link.
12. Of the 3,000 islands of the Bahamas [chain] in the Caribbean, only 20 are inhabited.
13. About 250 million years ago, the state of New York was part of a [chain] of volcanic islands, with an ocean on one side, and a vast inland sea on the other.
14. A [chain] of mountains called the Hindu Kush runs for several hundred miles in northern Pakistan.
15. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu once said, "I prefer liberty to [chains] of diamonds."
16. A [chain] of volcanic hills runs the length of the island of Tobago.
17. In 1989, hundreds of thousands of people in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia linked arms to form a human [chain] stretching almost 650 miles to protest the Soviet take-over of the Baltics in 1940.
18. It took her twenty years to build her business up from one small shop to a [chain] of department stores.
19. Jean-Jacques Rousseau once stated, "Man was born free, and everywhere he is in [chains]."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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