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    Question Maybe I should give it one more year.

    According to the following source:
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    what does 'give it ..' mean?

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    : You know, freshman year is usually the hardest. I remember how homesick I was my first year. I'll tell you, I was ready to pack it in after the first two weeks. But the longer I stayed, the more comfortable I felt. By senior year, I was glad I chose to stay.

    S: Really? Did it get a lot better your sophomore year?

    A: Yes, it did. You might well find the same is true for you. Also, even though your credits here will transfer, you will have to take extra courses, because Central has different requirements. You'll probably have to go to school for an extra year.

    S: Hmm...I hadn't thought about that. I'll have to check into it. Maybe I should give it one more year. I mean, it's probably good for me to learn to live away from my family and friends, right? It'll make me stronger in the future.

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    Re: Maybe I should give it one more year.

    S is homesick at college. A says that it takes some time to get over homesickness. (She didn't use this expression, but that's what she means). S decides that since it takes some time, she will give it some more time. She will give it one more year, to see if she gets over her homesickness. That is, she makes a commitment to stay at college for one more year before she decides whether she should quit or not.
    "It" = "the process of getting over homesickness".

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    Re: Maybe I should give it one more year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    S is homesick at college. A says that it takes some time to get over homesickness. (She didn't use this expression, but that's what she means). S decides that since it takes some time, she will give it some more time. She will give it one more year, to see if she gets over her homesickness. That is, she makes a commitment to stay at college for one more year before she decides whether she should quit or not.
    "It" = "the process of getting over homesickness".
    Thanks for your informative response.But why the context used 'give' verb why do not use for example 'get'?

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    Re: Maybe I should give it one more year.

    I am not a teacher.

    We say, "to give something/someone a chance".

    With, "give it some more time" the idea is the same. You are giving the situation more time (more of a chance) to resolve itself.

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    Re: Maybe I should give it one more year.

    If it takes time, you give it time. They are complementary verbs.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-May-2014 at 20:43. Reason: Tiny typo

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