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    pile up and step up

    Dear teachers,

    I am terribly sorry that I missed choices for No.1. Here it is.
    The point is that the new , the different, is almost by definition ______1______. But each time you try something, you learn and as the learning ____2_____ the world opens to you.


    1. a. astonishing b. frightening c. fascinating d. exciting
    2. a. comes up b. shows up c. piles up d. steps up

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

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 02-Apr-2012 at 16:26.

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    Re: pile up and step up

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,


    The point is that the new , the different, is almost by definition ______1______. But each time you try something, you learn and as the learning ____2_____ the world opens to you.


    a. comes up b. shows up c. piles up d. steps up

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

    Jiang
    None of them fit in "1".

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    Re: pile up and step up

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    None of them fit in "1".


    (And it doesn't take much to see that: the context shows that 1 must be an adjective or noun - or some such phrase). All the options are phrasal verbs:

    As to 2, here's an etymological hint: the Latin cumulus means 'heap'. The answer you're looking for means 'accumulates'.


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    Re: pile up and step up

    the context shows that 1 must be an adjective or noun
    Or present progressive.

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    Re: pile up and step up

    - missed that one.

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