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    Unhappy a) stand of

    Hi teacher,

    They are unable to stand the stress_____ captive living.
    a) of b)for c)to d) by

    I am not sure whether the answer is a) of or not as stand for is for the definition of something and stand by means support. There is no stand to and that is why I choose the answer a) of. Please correct me if I have mistaken. Your help will be much appreciated!

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    Re: a) stand of

    Hi, I am not a teacher.
    As I understand the sentence, "stand" stands by itself, it's not a part of a phrasal verb.
    It's used in the meaning given below in my opinion:
    To put up with patiently or resolutely; bear: can't stand the heat.
    Good luck!

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    Re: a) stand of

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Hi, I am not a teacher.
    As I understand the sentence, "stand" stands by itself, it's not a part of a phrasal verb.
    It's used in the meaning given below in my opinion:
    To put up with patiently or resolutely; bear: can't stand the heat.
    Good luck!
    dear mmasny,

    sorry for not wisely enough to fully understand you. Do you mean that i should not put a preposition behind this sentence?Thanks.

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    Re: a) stand of

    No! Of course there should be one, that's the task. I meant that this is not a phrasal verb, it's just a regular construction. So you shouldn't think "oh, I don't know it, I have no chance", but try solving it. Do you understand what the sentence is supposed to mean?

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    #5

    Re: a) stand of

    I suppose the answer is a)

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    Re: a) stand of

    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower123 View Post
    I suppose the answer is a)
    Yes, it is.

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