01. He [contributes] a lot of time and money to helping people with AIDS.
02. Would you like to make a [contribution] towards helping to save grizzly bear habitat?
03. Nigeria is an important [contributor] to the U.N. peacekeeping force in the region.
04. I didn't have much to [contribute] to the discussion because I had been away for a month.
05. Poor diet has obviously [contributed] a great deal to his present health problems.
06. My brother has [contributed] a number of articles on cycling to our local newspapers.
07. Jacqueline Bisset once observed that character [contributes] to beauty.
08. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that a strong fire can be built only when all [contribute] their firewood.
09. On average, a woman's brain makes up 2.5 percent of her body weight, whereas a man's brain only [contributes] 2 percent of his body weight.
10. The potential for religion to [contribute] to conflict has been dramatically illustrated in Northern Ireland.
11. Success or failure in learning a language will be determined by what you yourself [contribute] to the process.
12. Speeding is a [contributing] factor in more car crashes involving new drivers than any other factor.
13. Education prepares young people for future employment, and for [contributing] more fully to family and community life.
14. The Vatican's economy is supported financially by [contributions] from Roman Catholics throughout the world, the sale of postage stamps and tourist souvenirs, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications.
15. The major [contributors] to the charity fund have been invited to a special thank-you dinner.
16. Studies by Gradman and Hanania have shown that regular out of class reading is the most important direct [contributor] to success on the TOEFL test.
17. The environmental organization Greenpeace relies for funding on [contributions] from individual supporters and foundation grants.
18. Whether the Romans made any significant [contributions] to the theory or practice of music is unknown because no music of that era has survived.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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