01. Can you please turn your music down, I'm trying to [concentrate] on my homework.
02. Pesticides tend to become [concentrated] as they make their way through the food chain.
03. It requires a lot of [concentration] to study in a house full of children and noise.
04. Why don't you stop wasting your time complaining about all the work you have to do, and [concentrate] on getting it done?
05. Nearly 90 percent of Canada's population is [concentrated] within 100 miles of the United States/Canada border.
06. Orange juice made from [concentrate] tastes quite different from fresh-squeezed orange juice.
07. The Serengeti National Park has among the greatest [concentrations] of wildlife on the African continent.
08. When you are a goalie in hockey, it is important to maintain your [concentration] at all times.
09. As pesticides move through the food chain, they become more [concentrated].
10. Maintaining a separate language and culture is difficult without a sufficiently large ethnic [concentration] within a given area.
11. Supreme Court Judge Louis Brandeis once said, "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth [concentrated] in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."
12. Charles Dickens once said, "I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to [concentrate] myself on one subject at a time."
13. Nearly half of Japan's population is [concentrated] around the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya metropolitan areas.
14. The salt water of the Dead Sea is so [concentrated] that it cannot support life of any kind.
15. The population of Australia is [concentrated] along the island nation's eastern and southeastern coasts.
16. Norbert Schmitt observes that second language learners need to [concentrate] their efforts on learning the most useful words in the language.
17. I had trouble [concentrating] during the test because the guy beside me kept coughing and sniffling.
18. My wife and I haven't gone out much lately because she's been [concentrating] on getting her new business going.
19. The university is presently [concentrating] on developing its reputation for its undergraduate courses.
20. The composition of ground water can be changed by altering the [concentration] of dissolved solids in surface water.

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