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    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    #1

    Cool lay aside, turn asdie

    In the following question,

    They < > aside their usual inhibitions and joined in the fun.

    A. made
    B. laid
    C. turned
    D. went

    Which is the answer? Maybe B or C ? and please explain the meaning difference .


    • Join Date: Mar 2006
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    Re: lay aside, turn asdie

    Quote Originally Posted by cutemina1211 View Post
    In the following question,
    They < > aside their usual inhibitions and joined in the fun.
    A. made
    B. laid
    C. turned
    D. went
    Which is the answer? Maybe B or C ? and please explain the meaning difference .
    The answer is B. To 'lay aside' (or 'put aside') something in this context is to ignore it on this particular occasion. To 'turn aside' is go in a different direction to the normal one, which makes no sense in this context, and would generally be followed by the preposition 'for' anyway.

    A and D are ungrammatical. There is no phrasal verb 'to make aside', and 'to go aside' is seldom used except in a naval context, or archaically to 'retire' somewhere.

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