GIVE UP; GIVE UP something (1)

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Feb 23
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. I give up—tell me the answer.
    2. I tried running, but I gave up after about ten minutes.
    3. Nick tried to fix the car, but gave up the attempt after an hour.
    4. It was so difficult that she was tempted to give it all up.
    5. In the end he gave up trying to explain it all to me.
    1. Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      1. Use the words below to complete this meaning of ‘give up’, ‘give up something’:

        difficult       •       stop       •       trying       •       usually

        to to do something, because it is too

        1. Which of these are grammatically possible?
          1. He gave up.
          2. He gave up the attempt.
          3. He gave it up.
          4. He gave up it.
          5. He gave up to try.
          6. He gave up trying.

      2. Match the two halves to make complete sentences:
        1. They gave up the search  . . . 
          when it got dark
          .
          1. until the solution is found
          2. when it got dark
          3. unless you’re sure you won’t succeed
          4. and go home

        2. We will not give up  . . . 
          until the solution is found
          .
          1. until the solution is found
          2. when it got dark
          3. unless you’re sure you won’t succeed
          4. and go home

        3. I was tempted to give it up  . . . 
          and go home
          .
          1. until the solution is found
          2. when it got dark
          3. unless you’re sure you won’t succeed
          4. and go home

        4. Don’t give up trying  . . . 
          unless you’re sure you won’t succeed
          .
          1. until the solution is found
          2. when it got dark
          3. unless you’re sure you won’t succeed
          4. and go home

      3. Rewrite the following so that the meaning stays the same, using a form of ‘give up’, ‘give up something’:
        1. Don’t stop trying—I know you can do it!
          Don’t —I know you can do it!

          1. I couldn’t find him, and in the end I abandoned the search.
            In the end I to find him. (to try)

            1. He was exhausted, but he was determined to continue.
              He was exhausted but he (will not)