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    give in vs give up

    Hi,

    What's the difference between these two phrases?

    give in vs give up

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    Re: give in vs give up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    What's the difference between these two phrases?

    give in vs give up

    Thanks.
    Dear Ferdie
    You can easily find it on the internet looking for English phrasal verbs; for example on 'UsingEnglish.com'.
    Best luck in life!
    S./M.

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    Re: give in vs give up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    What's the difference between these two phrases?

    give in vs give up

    Thanks.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Ferdie:

    (1) Maybe two examples might help you a LITTLE bit to understand the difference:

    (a) Tom loves ice cream, but he has not eaten any for a year. He does

    not want to eat any ice cream for various reasons. Yesterday, his wife

    brought home some ice cream. Tom was tempted to eat some, but he

    told himself no. He thought about it all day. It was on his mind all day.

    Finally, he ran to the refrigerator, opened the ice cream carton, and ate

    three bowls of delicious ice cream. Poor Tom! He HAD GIVEN IN to the

    temptation.

    *****

    (b) Mona has a son who will not clean up his room. Mona does everything

    that she can to get him to clean it up. On Monday, she promised him his

    favorite meal if he would clean it up. He didn't. On Tuesday, she bought

    him a CD of his favorite music. Her kindness did not get him to clean up

    his room. On Wednesday, Mona cried and cried. She thought that her

    crying would soften his heart. It did not. On Thursday, she said, "If you

    clean your room, I will buy you a -- car!!! Nothing happened. So on

    Friday, Mona said, "OK. I GIVE UP. You win! I will never talk to you again

    about your messy room. You are hopeless.


    *****

    Have a nice day!

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