01. The teacher had to speak to the student after he was late for class for three [consecutive] days.
02. The Montreal Canadiens hockey team won four [consecutive] Stanley Cups between 1956 and 1960, and four more [consecutive] championships from 1976 to 1979.
03. If you miss three or more [consecutive] days of work, you will need a doctor's note in order to qualify for paid sick days.
04. With this fourth [consecutive] victory in international hockey, the Canadian team has certainly established its supremacy in the sport.
05. I can't believe it - we have had rain now for 23 [consecutive] days!
06. Our new CD player can play up to five CDs [consecutively], or you can use the shuffle feature to listen to them in random order.
07. The Prime Minister has announced his retirement after three [consecutive] terms in office.
08. The accused has been sentenced to three [consecutive] life terms for the murder of a family in Utah in 1983.
09. Senators serving in Congress in Mexico cannot be elected to [consecutive] terms.
10. Greg got three [consecutive] strikes when we went bowling on the weekend.
11. Mexico's political party, the PRI, ruled the country [consecutively] for more than 70 years.
12. Jacob Bigelow once observed that it is common error to infer that things which are [consecutive] in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
13. The painting 'Nude Descending a Staircase' by Marcel Duchamp resembles a series of unframed [consecutive] movie stills.
14. John Tyndall once observed that life is a wave which in no two [consecutive] moments of existence is composed of the same particles.
15. The police stopped seven [consecutive] cars for speeding.
16. The teacher called all the students up [consecutively] to discuss their marks.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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