Mar 2, 2017


8 cards
, 16 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. He was walking very fast and I almost had to run to keep up.
    2. Slow down! I can’t keep up.
    3. The car behind went through a red light to keep up with us.
    4. Jack was walking fast, but I kept up with him.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which one of the following is the best explanation of this meaning of ‘keep up’?
        • to move at the same rate or speed as somebody or something
        • to move more slowly than somebody or something
        • to move faster than somebody or something

      • Which of the following are grammatically possible?
        • I couldn’t keep up.
        • I couldn’t keep up him.
        • I couldn’t keep up with him.
        • He couldn’t be kept up with.

    • Complete these sentences in a suitable way, using the verb ‘keep up’:
      • Hurry up! Please try with us!

        • You’re walking too fast! I can’t with you!

          • We forgot that little Joe would have difficulty with us.

          • Keep up or catch up?
            • He’s too far ahead now. You’ll never  . . . 
              catch up
              with him.
              • catch up
              • keep up

            • Let’s wait here until the others  . . . 
              catch up
              • catch up
              • keep up

            • We walked along together, Jim almost running to  . . . 
              keep up
              with me.
              • catch up
              • keep up

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