DO something UP

6 cards
, 15 answers
Feb 23
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I’ve eaten so much that I can’t do my trousers up!
    2. He couldn’t do up the buttons on his coat.
    3. The skirt was far too small for her—she couldn’t even do it up.
    4. He wore a long coat that was done up at the neck.
    1. Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      1. Choose the best explanation of this meaning of ‘do something up’:
        1. to make something tight
        2. to fasten or close something

      2. Which of these can you do up?
        1. a jacket
        2. fingers
        3. a zip
        4. socks
        5. a button

      3. Which of these are grammatically possible?
        1. He did his coat up.
        2. He did up his coat.
        3. He did it up.
        4. He did up it.
        5. His coat was done up.

    2. Respond to the following, using a form of ‘do something up’ in each answer:
      1. A: Do you think this jacket is smart enough?
        B: Yes, if (it)

        1. A: Why didn’t you buy those jeans?
          B: They were too small. I couldn’t (zip)

          1. A: I just tripped and fell.
            B: I’m not surprised. Your laces were not