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    #1

    Smile difficult sentences

    dear

    in theses sentences

    The phone has improved battery life over its predecessors
    what is the meaning of over its
    Then fight, here's your chance to shut me up once and for all
    what is the difference between to shut and shut up
    why using up

    the question is,| why haven't you and Mr. Teal'c| come down with the symptoms?
    what is the difference between come down and come
    So, any ingenious Lion's, tigers, or bears|I should lying awake worrying about?
    what is the meaning of lying
    Now, I'm telling the computer|to build a simulation model.
    We should see if the energy|signatures are the same or not.
    Heh, It matches up

    what is the difference between matche up and matche
    thank you

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    Cool Re: difficult sentences

    As far as I am concerned, and judging from the way you ask it, I could say that you have some problems with Phrasal Verbs. Those are verbs followed by prepositions. These prepositions change the meaning of the verb, let`s see:

    Shut: to close
    Shut up: to stop talking

    Come: verb expressing movement towards a specified place or person
    Come down with: To catch an illness, to become ill

    Match: to be similar
    Match up: to coincide or have a similar configuration

    As you can see, the preposition makes a change in the meaning.

    Then...

    Over: In comparison (In this case: The telephone has improved battery life in comparison with its predecessors)
    Lying: being, staying, remaining (In this case: remaining awake)

    Good Luck with the Phrasal Verbs, see you later...

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