01. A recent [survey] showed that most respondents favor freedom of choice in abortion.
02. My neighbor and I weren't sure where our properties ended exactly, so we had a [surveyor] come in to verify exactly where the border between the two properties is.
03. The government has released a recent [survey] showing that 25% of women aged 15 and over have been sexually harassed at some point in the past 5 years.
04. A recent telephone [survey] of over 1,000 households revealed that over 70% of families in this country now recycle.
05. Advertising companies often [survey] the public to measure interest in a product.
06. We did an informal [survey] in the class, and found that most people wanted to have the party this Friday.
07. ESL students should [survey] several different learners' dictionaries before deciding which one to buy.
08. Although we cannot count every star in our galaxy, we can take a [survey] in the region of space near our sun.
09. He did a [survey] course in psychology to decide if he wanted to choose it as his major.
10. There is an Italian proverb which states that he who builds by the roadside has many [surveyors].
11. According to a recent economic [survey], more and more people are going into debt.
12. We [surveyed] the farms around us from the top of the mountain.
13. George Santayana remarked that a man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should [survey] the world.
14. Cicero stated that if a man could mount to heaven and [survey] the mighty universe, his admiration of its beauties would be much diminished unless he had someone to share in his pleasure.
15. A 1998 aerial [survey] showed that there are presently more than 127,000 seals living in British Columbia's waters.
16. According to a recent [survey], more Americans lose their virginity in June than in any other month.
17. [Surveys] in Belarus have revealed important deposits of valuable minerals.
18. In Nepal, [surveys] show that over 70% of the daily work is done by women.
19. Mount Everest was named for the British [surveyor] who first recorded the height and location of the mountain.
20. The military in Fiji is responsible for [surveillance] of the country's territorial waters.
21. [Surveillance] cameras have been installed on many of our nation's busiest streets in order to catch those who ignore traffic signals.
22. [Survey] teams working in China have spent the past three years searching for signs of giant pandas in the wild.
23. Psychologists use [surveys] to sample reported behavior broadly by gathering responses from many different individuals.
24. A crew is [surveying] the property to determine where the property line is.

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