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    Cool weird exercise II

    hi,

    There is an exercise at night school that I cannot do:

    The thief broke into the house and made ............ a lot of money

    we can choose between:away with / along with / off with / out with / up for / up with / down on / out of / and on with


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    Re: weird exercise II

    So - we're looking for the meanings of phrasal verbs using 'to make'

    'to make out"
    ''he made away with"
    "he made off with"
    "he made out with"
    "he made up for"
    "he made up with"
    Do you know the meanings of any of these?
    .................................................. ..........
    "He made two pairs of trousers, along with a sports coat to match."
    So - it's not really a phrasal verb.
    'made down on' and 'made on with' I don't recognize.

    'made out of' as in "It is made out of wood" isn't a phrasal verb, compare 'make out' above.

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    Cool Re: weird exercise II

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    So - we're looking for the meanings of phrasal verbs using 'to make'

    'to make out"
    ''he made away with"
    "he made off with"
    "he made out with"
    "he made up for"
    "he made up with"
    Do you know the meanings of any of these?
    .................................................. ..........
    "He made two pairs of trousers, along with a sports coat to match."
    So - it's not really a phrasal verb.
    'made down on' and 'made on with' I don't recognize.

    'made out of' as in "It is made out of wood" isn't a phrasal verb, compare 'make out' above.
    The book we are studying is an English book for non-native English speakers, and the exercise is about phrasal verbs. I know that English is not an accurate science like physics or math, but I'm quite surprise when you say they're not phrasal verbs.


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    Re: weird exercise II

    Not 'they' - in fact, I listed the phrasal verbs for you, in full.
    I doubted that "make (something) along with (something else) is actually a phrasal verb.

    My point and intent was, that if we looked at the meanings of each, you not only learned which to use, but also the meanings of the others as well!
    Last edited by David L.; 18-Mar-2009 at 18:24.

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    Cool Re: weird exercise II

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Not 'they' - in fact, I listed the phrasal verbs for you, in full.
    I doubted that "make (something) along with (something else) is actually a phrasal verb.

    Anybody have an authoritative view on this?
    oh ok!

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