THE WALL (2)

THE WALL (2)

You have to find 3 groups of 3 words which could be related in some way. Why are they related?

Clue: Open your mind!

be used toput upsmell
dealsicklook forward
tireddevote your lifeagree

ANSWER


1 be used

2 put up

3 smell

2 deal

3 sick

1 look forward

3 tired

1 devote your life

2 agree

1 BE USED , LOOK FORWARD AND DEVOTE are followed by TO + GERUND!

There are a few verbs which have this extremely strange construction.

I recommend studying them before your exam. More similar verbs:

be: restricted to, limited to, reduced to, accustomed to, averse to, given to, committed to, opposed to, addicted to, dedicated to

I am used to getting up early.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. (A typical ending for formal letters and emails)

She devoted her life to looking after handicapped kids.

 

2 PUT UP, DEAL AND AGREE are followed by WITH.

They had to put up with the noise from their neighbours every night.

Most of the companies in Palo Alto deal with technology.

I agree with my mother-never trust lawyers, banks or insurance companies!

 

3 SMELL, SICK AND TIRED are followed by OF.

The kids’ bedroom smelt of sweaty socks.

For useful writing tips and spelling, check out: http://writingexplained.org/smelled-or-smelt-difference

He was sick of doing the same job every day.

People are tired of politicians repeating the same lies day after day.

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