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    A hard exercise

    Please help me with my homework:
    Complete the text below with the phrasal verbs below. Use each phrasal verb only once (you may need to use different tenses): bring about, build up, deal with a problem, go under,
    plough back profits, put up funds, wind up, wipe out,
    write off
    We had a serious problem with accounts receivable, and were forced to (1) …………… thousands of pounds of bad debts, when one of our customers went bankrupt and was

    (2) …………… by the receiver. If the managing director hadn’t (3) …………… some of his own money, the company could have been (4) …………… . For a time, it looked as if we were going to (5) …………… . We were on the brink of bankruptcy. It became clear that we hadn’t

    (6) …………… enough of our earnings into the company, or (7) …………… enough reserves to

    (8) …………… such a situation. You often read about one bankruptcy (9) …………… a chain of others – well, it nearly happened to us.

    I'm very grateful.

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    Re: A hard exercise

    We had a serious problem with accounts receivable, and were forced to (1) write off thousands of pounds of bad debts, when one of our customers went bankrupt and was
    2) wound up by the receiver. If the managing director hadn’t (3) put up some of his own money, the company could have been (4) wiped out . For a time, it looked as if we were going to (5) go under. We were on the brink of bankruptcy. It became clear that we hadn’t 6) ploughed back enough of our earnings into the company, or (7) built up enough reserves to
    8) deal with such a situation. You often read about one bankruptcy (9) bringing about a chain of others – well, it nearly happened to us.


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    Re: A hard exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    We had a serious problem with accounts receivable, and were forced to (1) write off thousands of pounds of bad debts, when one of our customers went bankrupt and was
    2) wound up by the receiver. If the managing director hadn’t (3) put up some of his own money, the company could have been (4) wiped out . For a time, it looked as if we were going to (5) go under. We were on the brink of bankruptcy. It became clear that we hadn’t 6) ploughed back enough of our earnings into the company, or (7) built up enough reserves to
    8) deal with such a situation. You often read about one bankruptcy (9) bringing about a chain of others – well, it nearly happened to us.
    Thank,s again

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