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One word usage/ Phrasal words
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 05:00 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.) PUT
1. She has certainly put herself out to see that everyone is comfortable.
2. Discussion of this point will be put over until new evidence is introduced.
3. They began to put on the lifeboats as the fire on the ship spread.
4. The baby wouldn't stay put, and kept trying to climb out of the playpen.

Q2.) GO
1. His Business was slack and many employees were let go.
2. Europeans in increasing numbers are going in at camping.
3. The rumor is going around that he was forced to resign.
4. Silent movies went out as soon as the talkies were perfected.

Q3.) BRING
1. He brought down in several ducks on his last hunting trip.
2. I think we can bring him around to agreeing with the plan.
3. My part-time job doesn't bring in much, but I enjoy it.
4. They brought around a new employee this morning.
Re: One word usage/ Phrasal words
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Thursday, 21 November 2013, 10:45 AM
 

Hi,

Solutions:

Q1.) Solution: `3’. The correct idiomatic expression is `put off’ which means `to launch from shore’. `Put oneself out’ means `to take pains’. `Put over’ means `to postpone’. `Stay put’ means `to remain in the same position’.

Q2.) Solution: `2’. The correct idiomatic expression is `go in for’, which means `engage in’. `Let go’ means `dismiss’. ‘Going around’ means `to pass or circulate’. `Go out’ means `to come to an end’.

Q3.) Solutions: `1’. The correct idiomatic expression is `bring down’, which means `to injure or kill’. ‘Bring around’ in the 2nd sentence means `to persuade’ and in the 4th sentence means ‘to bring as a visitor’. ‘Bring in’ means ‘to yield as profit’.

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