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One word usage/ Phrasal words
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Sunday, 17 November 2013, 12:26 PM
  In the following questions a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.

Q1.) LET
1. The judge let on the youthful offender with a reprimand.
2. She was terrified at the prospect, but didn't let on.
3. This heat wave should let up by the end of the week.
4. He refused to let up on the boy until his grades improved. 

Q2.) GET
1. When he gets on telling stories, there's no stopping him.
2. They wanted to get going on the construction of the house.
3. I tried to call you last night, but I couldn't get through.
4. The pill was so large that he couldn't get it down.

1. Two specialists were called in to assist in the operation.
2. The performance was called off because of rain.
3. The emergency called over her hidden abilities.
4. A death in the family of his friend called him away.
Re: One word usage/ Phrasal words
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Monday, 18 November 2013, 02:59 PM

Q1.) Solution:‘1’. The correct idiomatic expression is ‘let off’, which means ‘to allow to go with little or no punishment’. ‘Let on’ means ‘to reveal one's true feelings’. `Let up’ means `diminish’ and `let up on’ means `to treat less severely’..

Q2.) Solution:`1’. The correct idiomatic expression is `get to’, which means `to begin’. `Get going’ means `to begin or act’. `Get through’ means `to succeed’. `Get down’ here means `to swallow’.

Q3.) Solution:`3’. The correct idiomatic expression is ‘call out’, which means `to bring out’. `Call in’ means ‘to call upon for consultation’.  ‘Call off’ means ‘to cancel (something) that had been planned’.  `Call away’ means `to cause to leave or go’.