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adel87

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dear

in theses sentences

The phone has improved battery life over its predecessors
what is the meaning of over its
Then fight, here's your chance to shut me up once and for all
what is the difference between to shut and shut up
why using up

the question is,| why haven't you and Mr. Teal'c| come down with the symptoms?
what is the difference between come down and come
So, any ingenious Lion's, tigers, or bears|I should lying awake worrying about?
what is the meaning of lying
Now, I'm telling the computer|to build a simulation model.
We should see if the energy|signatures are the same or not.
Heh, It matches up

what is the difference between matche up and matche
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Leandro-Z

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As far as I am concerned, and judging from the way you ask it, I could say that you have some problems with Phrasal Verbs. Those are verbs followed by prepositions. These prepositions change the meaning of the verb, let`s see:

Shut: to close
Shut up: to stop talking

Come: verb expressing movement towards a specified place or person
Come down with: To catch an illness, to become ill

Match: to be similar
Match up: to coincide or have a similar configuration

As you can see, the preposition makes a change in the meaning.

Then...

Over: In comparison (In this case: The telephone has improved battery life in comparison with its predecessors)
Lying: being, staying, remaining (In this case: remaining awake)

Good Luck with the Phrasal Verbs, see you later...
 
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