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    find out/figure out/sort out/make out/work out why

    We have to find out/figure out/sort out/make out/work out why earthquakes happen.

    Can all five be used in this sentence, meaning 'find the answer to' or 'discover'?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: find out/figure out/sort out/make out/work out why

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    They all could work. "Figure out" and "find out" work the best in this context.

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    Re: find out/figure out/sort out/make out/work out why

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    We have to find out/figure out/sort out/make out/work out why earthquakes happen.

    Can all five be used in this sentence, meaning 'find the answer to' or 'discover'?

    Thank you in advance.
    The only one I don't like if you want it to mean "discover" is "sort out". The rest mean the same, more or less.

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