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    put in, wild, spoken of as, give out, realize

    Dear teachers,

    I have five questions to ask:

    No.1
    he promised that he would _____ at least two hours on his English study every day.
    a. put away b. put in
    The key is "b". But in my dictionary it reads: put away=put aside, put in: add.
    According to this I think "a" is correct. Or does "b" mean "He would add two more hours on his English study"?

    No.2
    Michael ________ wild when he went shopping in town for the first time.
    a. ran b. grew
    The key is "a". In my dictionary it reads: run wild: to behave as somebody esp. children what to, grow wild: to be excited. So I think both are correct. Is that right?

    No.3
    They were spoken of as war widows.
    I have consulted my dictionary but can't find the expresson "spoken of as". Is it an idiomatic expression?

    No.4
    The water supply will give out at the end of this week.
    Could you please kindly explain the meaning of "give out"? I can't find it in my dictionary.

    No.5
    He _____ my anger and held back what he had said.
    a. sensed b. realized
    The key is "a". I agree. Could you please kindly explain if "b" is possible?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: put in, wild, spoken of as, give out, realize

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have five questions to ask:

    No.1
    he promised that he would _____ at least two hours on his English study every day.
    a. put away b. put in
    The key is "b". But in my dictionary it reads: put away=put aside, put in[to]: add.
    According to this I think "a" is correct. Or does "b" mean "He would add two more hours on his English study"?

    "Put in" = put in - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    In this context, it means to spend time at something.



    No.2
    Michael ________ wild when he went shopping in town for the first time.
    a. ran b. grew
    The key is "a". In my dictionary it reads: run wild: to behave as somebody esp. children what to, grow wild: to be excited. So I think both are correct. Is that right?

    "Ran wild" is the more likely term required - he was uncontrolled in what he did.

    No.3
    They were spoken of as war widows.
    I have consulted my dictionary but can't find the expresson "spoken of as". Is it an idiomatic expression?

    Wrong split of phrase:
    [spoken of] [as war widows]

    No.4
    The water supply will give out at th end of this week.
    Could you please kindly explain the meaning of "give out"? I can't find it in my dictionary.

    Will run out - will cease to be - there will be no more water - there is not enough water to continue the supply.

    No.5
    He _____ my anger and held back what he had said.
    a. sensed b. realized
    The key is "a". I agree. Could you please kindly explain if "b" is possible?

    It is possible.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: put in, wild, spoken of as, give out, realize

    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand No.1, 3. 4 and 5.

    I have problem understanding No.2.
    Could you please explain how I can decide whether he is uncontrolled or excited?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: put in, wild, spoken of as, give out, realize

    To run wild = to show lack of restraint or control: Those children are allowed to run wild.

    In your example sentence, if "Michael" is excited, he is likely to be uncontrolled. The clue is that this is the first time Michael has been shopping, so the conclusion is that he does not know what he can or should do.

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    Re: put in, wild, spoken of as, give out, realize

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    To run wild = to show lack of restraint or control: Those children are allowed to run wild.

    In your example sentence, if "Michael" is excited, he is likely to be uncontrolled. The clue is that this is the first time Michael has been shopping, so the conclusion is that he does not know what he can or should do.

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