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    remaking of six sentences 12

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough verify the remaking of the following six sentences, using different collocations with the verb “put” instead of the italicized words and phrases?

    1.1. Though she assumes proud airs she is just a nonentity.
    1.2. Though she puts on proud airs she is just a nonentity.

    2.1. How many of vitamins does your laboratory produce annually?
    2.2. How many of vitamins does your laboratory put out annually?

    3.1. I’ve managed to succeed in spite of your ill-will.
    3.2. I’ve managed to put through in spite of your ill-will.

    4.1. I believe we can give you a bed for the week-end.
    4.1. I believe we can put you up for the week-end.

    5.1. He stretched out his right hand and caressed the fair head of the little boy.
    5.2. He put out his right hand and caressed the fair head of the little boy.

    6.1. His ignorance is sheer pretence.
    6.2. His ignorance is put on.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.
    Last edited by vil; 08-Jul-2008 at 06:25.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 12

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    1.1. Though she assumes proud airs she is just a nonentity.
    1.2. Though she puts on proud airs she is just a nonentity.

    2.1. How many vitamins does your laboratory produce annually?
    2.2. How many vitamins does your laboratory put out annually?

    3.1. I’ve managed to succeed in spite of your ill-will.
    3.2. I’ve managed to put through in spite of your ill-will.

    4.1. I believe we can give you a bed for the week-end.
    4.1. I believe we can put you up for the week-end.

    5.1. He stretched out his right hand and caressed the fair head of the little boy.
    5.2. He put out his right hand and caressed the fair head of the little boy.

    6.1. His ignorance is sheer pretence.
    6.2. His ignorance is put on.
    Depending on context, you might be able to use "pull through" for the third one.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 12

    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you again for your thorough editorial work. Thank you also for your modification of the sentence 3.2. I have to state clearly and unequivocally my grounds for usage of the expression “put through” in the present case. The idiom in question has an unambiguous meaning “bring to a successful conclusion”, as in “We put through a number of new laws.”

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 12

    I agree with Ron. Succeed and put through are not at all synonyms, at least in the US.

    Put in a good show?

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