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    Listening is good for the Engish learner. Besides, all that listening is necessary for you to start speaking. For years, words go into your head and the words come out of your head. The more English you put in, the more you'll ____ out.

    A. put B. give C. get D. take

    I choose "get".

    I know we put in English. Is it the same "put" when it comes to the opposite direction?

    Am I right to choose "get"?

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    #2

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    Probably "take" is the best here. It's not a very good question.

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    #3

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    I agree, both times. But 'get' is also possible (which the OP might not have known).

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    #4

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    In the context of the given sentence I'd use "put".

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    #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In the context of the given sentence I'd use "put".
    That doesn't work for me. I'd go for 'get' or 'take'.

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    #6

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    Initially, I thought "put" because I equated it with "The more effort you put in [to your course], the more you will get out [of it]." However, when I looked again at the context I realised that it is indeed talking about your output of English being based on the input.

    In this case, I would have to agree with bhai, that "The more English you put in, the more you'll put out" is correct. You put it in to your head, and then you put it out into the world via your mouth.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #7

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    Yes, the output/input point is a good one, but I find the notion of someone 'putting out' language a bit uncomfortable. Anyway, we're all agreed it's a rotten question.

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