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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Smile get going

    Dear Sir,
    Please help me with the following question:

    A powerful winch was ______ .

    (a) got going (b) made to work (c) taken to task (d) given a function


    Which answer is right?

    Many thanks.
    Yanzjin

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    #2

    Re: get going

    Yanzjin, nobody here will do your job for you. What do you think and why?

  2. Route21's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: get going

    Hi Yanzjin

    As a NES, but not a teacher, (and as it's only one quickie question) b) works for me.

    a) The word "got" grates a bit - I would try to avoid "got" if you can in such a context.
    c) See: take to task - definition of take to task by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia., meaning "censure severely or angrily"
    d) Might just about work, but only in an appropriate additional context.

    Hope this helps
    R21

    PS Welcome to the forum, but be mindful of birdeen's comment.

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