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    Multiple-choice exercises

    Can you help me answer the question about my exercise:
    Multiple-choice exercises:
    1 A washing machine of this type will certainly ........... up to normal domestic use.
    A. hold B. stand C come D take
    ***Answer : B
    I want to ask you why the answer is B
    I think C is ok

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    Re: Multiple-choice exercises

    hold up: used when
    making a telephone call or calling up somebody
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    standendure
    restrain oneself

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    come up: approximate to come
    1. At least we have come a few years closer to catching up.
    2. The seedling are coming up full and green.
    3. Troy seems to be anxious about the test coming up.
    4. Sometimes the rector came up and preached a sermon.
    5. I was waiting for my friend to come and pick me up.
    6. The corporal and two soldiers had come up in the meantime.
    7. The achievement came up to advanced world standard.
    8. To come up from behind;overtake.
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    take up:
    to have
    to own
    to hold
    to possess
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    Re: Multiple-choice exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    Can you help me answer the question about my exercise:
    Multiple-choice exercises:
    1 A washing machine of this type will certainly ........... up to normal domestic use.
    A. hold B. stand C come D take
    ***Answer : B
    I want to ask you why the answer is B
    I think C is ok

    stand up to (something)
    to remain in good condition despite (something)
    ▪ These boots have stood up to [=withstood] a lot of abuse.

    come up to (something)
    to be as good as (something)
    ▪ The movie didn't come up to our expectations. [=was not as good as we expected it to be]

    come up to sth [no passive]
    1 to reach as far as a particular point:
    The water came up to my neck.
    2 to reach an acceptable level or standard: His performance didnít really come up to his usual high standard. Their trip to France didnít come up to expectations.



    san2612,

    Could I ask why C is okay?

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    Re: Multiple-choice exercises

    I think "a washing machine mof this type will certainly come up to normal domestic use" because I think it means "a washing machine will reach an acceptable level or standard of domestic use"


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    Re: Multiple-choice exercises

    A washing machine of this type will certainly stand up to normal domestic use.

    This sentence implies that a washing machine of this type will work well if you use it at home, I suppose.

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    domestic
    relating to the work (such as cooking and cleaning) that is done in a person's home
    ▪ domestic chores/duties/work/services/help
    ▪ a domestic worker/servant [=a worker/servant who is hired to work in someone's home


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    Re: Multiple-choice exercises

    'come up to' means reach an expected standard. The idea the sentence suggests is not that.
    It suggests the washing machine will endure normal domestic use. 'stand up to' is the correct answer.

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    Re: Multiple-choice exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    'come up to' means reach an expected standard. The idea the sentence suggests is not that.
    It suggests the washing machine will endure normal domestic use. 'stand up to' is the correct answer.
    I understand now, thanks very much

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