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    Do you know why this sentence is wrong?

    Dear Gorgeous Teachers.

    A student asked me why this sentence was wrong.

    [No. I had no idea what he was trying to make out]

    ->my book says 'make out' shoud be changed into ' get across'
    Last edited by falling slowly; 11-Aug-2008 at 05:38.

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    Re: Do you know why this sentence is wrong?

    No. I had no idea what he was trying to make out/get across
    Both can be used. 'Get across'(communicate) might sound a bit better.

    - I have no idea (don't understand) what he was trying to make out (understand) - bit awkward
    - I have no idea what he was trying to get across (communicate) - better.

    not a teacher

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