01. Finland is [competing] with Russia for the gold medal in hockey.
02. He won a major racquetball [competition] in town, and is going to be in the nationals next month.
03. There were about 200 [competitors], but only half of them actually completed the race.
04. Eaton's couldn't [compete] with the low prices of the huge American superstores, and finally went bankrupt.
05. These weeds in the garden are [competing] for space with the flowers, so we have to pull them out.
06. My daughter is [competing] in a city-wide badminton tournament this weekend.
07. We lost the game simply because the [competition] was too strong.
08. He's a very [competitive] person, so he won't give up until he wins.
09. Artist Marc Chagall observed that art is the unceasing effort to [compete] with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.
10. David Sarnoff once said that [competition] brings out the best in products, and the worst in people.
11. There is a Yemeni proverb which states, "[Compete] - don't envy."
12. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896, with nine nations [competing].
13. Athletes in Ancient Greece would consume many pounds of onions, and drink onion juice before a [competition], to make them strong.
14. Canada's first Olympic gold medal was won by a man [competing] for the United States because Canada didn't have an official team.
15. Skiing has been a popular sport in Norway for a very long time; in fact, the military even held ski [competitions] there as early as 1767.
16. Because many of its factories are outdated, Kyrgyzstan has been unable to [compete] on the open world market.
17. Our computers are very [competitively] priced, and come with a complete software package.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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