01. When I was young, I used to [collect] coins from all over the world.
02. Franca, could you please [collect] the homework for me, and put it on my desk?
03. My son's hockey team spent the day [collecting] bottles and cans for their fundraising drive.
04. Slava's [collection] of the paintings of Eastern European artists is one of the best in the country.
05. Why don't you kids go [collect] some wood to make a fire while I put the tent up?
06. Over 1,000 signatures have been [collected] on a petition asking the government to preserve the land as park.
07. You have to be careful that water doesn't [collect] on the floor beside the shower or it will damage the linoleum.
08. We put a barrel outside to [collect] rainwater for use in the garden.
09. They sell old comic books and other [collectibles] at the flea market to make money.
10. The museum has one of the largest [collections] of native Indian art in the world.
11. She read a [collection] of the poems of Leonard Cohen in her literature class.
12. Ralph Lauren's new [collection] of women's summer dresses is sure to be a hit at the fashion shows this spring.
13. Garbage [collection] will be halted due to a strike by outside workers.
14. The management team [collectively] decided to sell the company because it is getting too big for them to manage.
15. Albert Einstein once said that what we call common sense is the [collection] of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
16. There is a Spanish proverb which observes that he who would be rich should not [collect] money, but reduce his needs.
17. Bees must [collect] nectar from four million flowers to make a kilo of honey.
18. Our chief source of fresh water is the rainfall that [collects] in lakes and rivers.
19. The Soviet system of [collective] farming worked well in Moldova, an agricultural country.
20. A colony of 40,000 ants has [collectively] the same size brain as a human being.
21. Communists believe that all property must be owned [collectively].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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