LOOK something UP

9 cards
, 25 answers
00:00
Feb 24
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. Joe’s looking up their number in the phone book.
    2. I had to look several words up in the dictionary.
    3. I don’t know when the course starts, but I’ll look it up for you.
    4. He didn’t know my phone number, but he looked me up in the book.
    1. Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      1. Complete the meaning of ‘look something up’ with a word or phrase below:

        guess       •       search for       •       information       •       names       •       book       •       dictionary

        to a word in a or some on a computer

        1. Which of these are grammatically possible?
          1. He looked the word up.
          2. He looked up the word.
          3. He looked it up.
          4. He looked up it.
          5. He looked him up.

      2. There is a grammatical mistake in one of these sentences. Can you find the mistake and correct it?
        1. I enjoy using a dictionary and looking up new words.
          check you answer
          I enjoy using a dictionary and looking up new words.
          1. correct
          2. incorrect

        2. I usually look up new words up in a bilingual dictionary.
          check you answer
          I usually look up new words in a bilingual dictionary.
          or
          I usually look new words up in a bilingual dictionary.
          1. correct
          2. incorrect

        3. I only use the Internet as a resource, for looking up useful information.
          check you answer
          I only use the Internet as a resource, for looking up useful information.
          1. correct
          2. incorrect

        4. I don’t know where Brunei is—I would have to look it up on a map.
          check you answer
          I don’t know where Brunei is—I would have to look it up on a map.
          1. correct
          2. incorrect

      3. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of look something up and one of the objects below:
        1. Every time I try to  . . . 
          look something up
          , the Internet crashes.
          1. look up her number
          2. look something up
          3. looked it up

        2. Why don’t you  . . . 
          look up her number
          in the phone book if you want to talk to her?
          1. look up her number
          2. look something up
          3. looked it up

        3. The next train leaves at six o’clock. I  . . . 
          looked it up
          on the timetable.
          1. look up her number
          2. look something up
          3. looked it up