I am not a teacher.Dear teachers,
I have three qustions to ask:
He couldn't spend his time going after money.
As far as I know I can say "'Something goes for certain amount of money" Can I say "somebody goes for money"? Or can I use "for'' to replace "after" in the example?
After and for cannot be alternated freely, but in certain contexts constructions can be formed with for which have a similar meaning.
A) Why has John decided to work in Dubai?
B) He is going for the money.
A) Why does John often work in Dubai?
B) He goes for the money.
However He couldn't spend his time going for money is incorrect, or at best very awkward and unusual.
The bomb went _____ in front of the embassy.
a. up b. off
The key is "b". No problem. But "to up" can mean to suddenly explode. For example:
There's a gas leak and the whole building could go up at any moment.
So can I use "up" instead of "off" in the example?
No. Your example is short for the whole building could go up in flames.
It's much too noisy for my taste.
Is "for one's taste" a collocation?
I am not sure.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.