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paired stories, second series
#10: slavery today
a: Satyendra Dubey
vocabulary list 2: multi-word
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"Satyendra Dubey"



Satyendra Dubey: 'multi-word' vocabulary

adjective phrase

angry that
Jack was very angry that Jill had changed her mind about going to lunch with him.

afraid of
Dick didn't know that Jane was afraid of snakes.


clausal verbs

go to school/college/university
Dick and Harry went to college together, but only Harrry went to university.
take an exam/examination/test
After taking several lessons and studying hard Jack took his driving test, but he failed. So he still cannot drive his father's car.

pass an exam/examination/test
After taking more lessons and studying harder than he had before, Jack took his driving test again, and this time he passed it. So now he can drive his father's car.

make sure
Jack was worried that Harry would not get his message before he left the office, so he asked Jill to make sure it was sent immediately.

take action
Jane realized that if she didn't take action quickly, the fire would spread out of control.

get into the hands of
Dick made the mistake of lettinng the information get into the hands of his enemies.

do your duty
Sam decided he had to do his duty. So he called the police even though he knew by doing that he would lose his job.

take seriously
Jill thought Jack was joking. She didn't take him seriously.

break the rules
Sarah told Sam he could not take his holidays one week at a tiime. She said that would be breaking the rules.


compound adjective

up-to-date
Jill decided that she'd decorate her apartment in a more up-to-date way.
Harry promised to bring Sarah up-to-date on what was happening in the office.


ditransitive prepositional verbs

admit [someone] to [an institution]
Because she did well in high school, Sarah hoped to be admitted to medical school, but she was rejected.

send [someone] ['to'-infinitive clause of purpose]
Dick sent Harry to find out what had happened to Jill.

reprimand [someone] for ['ing'-clause]
Tom reprimanded Jill for arriving late to work so often.

expose [someone] to [something]
From the beginning Sam and Dinah exposed their children to many different types of music.

earn from [noun phrase/ 'ing' -clause]
Jill wasn't earning enough money from her teaching job, so she's started looking for work in a factory.


noun phrase

dream ['of'-phrase]
Later that night, Tom told Dick about his lifelong dream of visiting Antarctica


phrasal/prepositional verb

get back to [place, activity]

After she stopped for lunch, Sarah didn't get back to her work for several hours.
When he got back, Sam called Jill right away.

prepositional verb

earn from [noun phrase/ 'ing' -clause]
Jill wasn't earning enough from her teaching job, so she has started looking for work in a factory. She thinks she'll be able to earn more doing that kind of work.

graduate from [an educational instiution]
Jack told Jill he had graduated from Oxford in 1983.

arrive at [a place]
Dick arrived at Jane's place before she got back from work.

set passive

be involved in
Jill told Jack that she didn't want to be involved in anything dishonest.


set prepositional phrases

in charge of
Jack told Jill to show her drawings to Harry because he was in charge of advertising.

in turn
Jill was secretly giving money to Harry and Harry in turn was passing it on to Dick.


transitive phrasal verb (separable)

set up
Harry bought a new computer last week, but he hasn't set it up yet. It's still in the box.

pick up
On his way home Tom picked up a pizza.
As soon as Jill called, Jack went to the airport to pick her up.

transitive verb taking 'that'-clause

insist ['that'-clause]
Jill suspected that Jack had told Sarah the story, but he insisted that he had said nothing to her.

see ['that'-clause]
Sarah saw that Harry was making a mistake, but when she pointed it out, he told her to keep quiet.

ensure ['that'-clause]
Before you leave the subway, please ensure that you have not left anything on your seat.

prove ['that'-clause]
Sam was able to prove that he knew nothing of Harry's plan to sell the company.

show ['that'-clause]
Harry's question showed that he had not understood what Jack was saying.

intransitive phrasal verb

fall apart
Before Dick was able to put the cake on the table it began to fall apart.
Since Jill lost her job, her whole life has begun to fall apart.

come forward
Tom went on television and asked anyone who had seen the accident to come forward.