01. The [function] of the heart is to pump blood throughout the body.
02. The power station should be fully [functional] by the end of the year.
03. What exactly is the [function] of this machine over here?
04. I really can't [function] if I don't get a good night's sleep.
05. Our dog is very old, and has lost control of his bodily [functions], so we're going to have to have him put to sleep.
06. I still don't even know how to use half the [functions] of this computer program.
07. This futon also [functions] as a fold-up sofa.
08. I prefer a car which is simply [functional] to some luxury or sporty model.
09. Frank Lloyd Wright said once that the heart is the chief feature of a [functioning] mind.
10. When you sneeze, all your bodily [functions] stop, even your heart.
11. If 80 percent of your liver were to be removed, the remaining part would continue to [function].
12. Researchers have found that one [function] of the brain is to produce substances that can improve your health.
13. The foundation of the activity of a living cell is a set of patterns that describe how it is to [function].
14. Our global economy now [functions] primarily to produce profit for large corporations.
15. Biology and environment interact to transform an infant into a [functioning] member of society.
16. In Islamic cultures, the right hand is used for eating, while the left is used for bathroom [functions] only.
17. A person with poor kidney [function] often has trouble excreting excess fluids, and retains them in the body.
18. The crew on commercial airline flights are trained to [function] in all sorts of emergencies.
19. Lord Thomas Dewar once said that minds are like parachutes - they only [function] when open.
20. I read somewhere that 70% of VCR owners say they've never used the timer [function].
21. She was raised in a very [dysfunctional] family atmosphere and finds it hard to develop close relationships as a result.
22. John Barlow once said that the Internet treats censorship as a [malfunction] and routes around it.
23. The machinery [functioned] well for the first couple of days, but then began to have problems.
24. The factory is [functionally] designed. It is not supposed to be nice looking - it's been built for one purpose, and that is to produce shoes.
25. Our earth [functions] as a dynamic system on a scale which many may find difficult to grasp.
26. His severe emotional [dysfunction] was very clearly apparent.
27. The doctors diagnosed kidney and liver [dysfunction], so the patient had to get transplants or he would die.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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