01. The kids must be really hungry; they've been [active] all day with one thing or another.
02. The road to the forest was blockaded by [activists] trying to stop the logging company from cutting down the centuries-old trees.
03. Political [activism] in this state has increased since the environmental organization Greenpeace exposed the terrible logging practices of the large forest companies .
04. The [activities] of the Communist Party were closely watched by the police.
05. Please don't forget to [activate] the alarm when you are closing up the store.
06. Lawyer Ralph Nader has been [active] in the fight for consumer rights for the last 40 or more years.
07. The environmental [activist] lay down on the ground in front of the big truck to stop the logging company from cutting down the old trees.
08. Her brother was killed while on [active] duty in the Pacific conflict.
09. He is out of shape simply due to [inactivity] and poor eating habits.
10. Our cat has been quite [inactive] since it broke its paw, and is starting to put on weight.
11. Their son is somewhat [hyperactive], so they have enrolled him in a yoga class to see if that will help him to calm down.
12. The daycare center has planned a number of special [activities] for the children to celebrate the nation's birthday this year.
13. Canadian scientist David Suzuki has been very [active] in the fight against the spread of salmon farming on the West Coast.
14. Animal rights [activists] have been targeting major department stores for selling furs.
15. Human rights [activists] in that country are routinely imprisoned by the government.
16. My grandmother has been [actively] involved with the church all her life.
17. Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that the one thing in the world of value is the [active] soul.
18. There is a Cambodian proverb which observes that [active] hands equal full bellies.
19. Both male and female birds usually take an [active] part in raising their chicks.
20. Most [active] volcanoes are found on the ocean floor.
21. Your brain is more [active] while you are sleeping than while you are watching television.
22. The international environmental organization Greenpeace was founded by three Canadian [activists] in 1970.
23. A recent study shows that the most [active] people have 25 percent fewer colds over a year compared to the least [active].
24. The murder investigation has been [reactivated] now that technology permits the examination of DNA evidence.
25. Greg is an [activist] in our union; he is always volunteering to take on new obligations such as heading the bargaining committee.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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