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    Smile Phrases verb problems

    Who can help me checking problems?
    1st Problem,Fill in gaps with touch, hold or contact, then explain the phrases in bold:
    1,I haven't been in a classroom for years, so I'm a little out of ... with recent methodology.
    2,I need to get ... of Laurie and tell her that tonight's class is canceled.
    3,Let's promise to write or call at least once a month so we don't lose ... with each other.
    4,The harbour master lost ... with the ship.
    5,Please ... the line while I check to see if the doctor is in his office.
    6,Journalists often come into ... with famous people as part of their job.

    2rd Problem,Use the verbs below in their correct form to complete the paragraph:

    • run
    • cut
    • switch
    • get
    • hang(*2)
    • call
    • put

    I tried to call him on his mobile several times, but he had 1)... it off, so I tried his office.His secretary told me to hold the line and she would try to 2)... me through. I had been 3)... on for about five minutes, when my card 4)... out and I got 5)... off.I went to a public phone box and tried again, but this time I just couldn't 6)... through to his company at all. I had given up, when my mobile phone rang. It was him! "Mark,"I said, "at last." " Sorry,Fred,"he said - "can I 7)... you back in five minutes?".Before I could say anything he just 8)... up.I'm still waiting to talk to him.

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    Unhappy Re: Phrases verb problems

    Nobody can help me?

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    What are your answers?

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    My anwser:

    1st Problem:
    1,touch
    2,contact
    3,touch
    4,touch
    5,hold
    6,contact

    2rd Problem:
    1,cut
    2,put
    3,hang
    4,run
    5,switch
    6,get
    7,call
    8,hang

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    Anybody help me check my answers? Thanks very much!

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    2 get hold of
    4 contact (= the ability to communicate)

    B
    1 switched
    5 cut

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    Thanks Tdol very much! The forum is very useful.
    I hope I will study many things at forum.

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    1. touch
    2. hold
    3. contact or touch
    4. contact
    5. hold
    6. contact

    1. switched
    2. put
    3. hanging
    4. ran
    5. cut
    6. get
    7. call
    8. hung

    These may not be correct, but I AM an English speaking American; straight A's in college level English.

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    Default Re: Phrases verb problems

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackwhydah View Post
    1. touch
    2. hold
    3. contact or touch
    4. contact
    5. hold
    6. contact

    1. switched
    2. put
    3. hanging
    4. ran
    5. cut
    6. get
    7. call
    8. hung

    These may not be correct, but I AM an English speaking American; straight A's in college level English.
    Same answers here :)
    good luck!

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