Mar 2, 2017

OWN UP; OWN UP TO something

9 cards
, 21 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. Are you sure he did it? Did he own up?
    2. Don’t be afraid to own up to your mistakes.
    3. A vase had been broken, but nobody owned up to it.
    4. Will anybody own up to breaking the window?
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the best meaning of ‘own up’; ‘own up to something’:
        • to admit that you are responsible for something that has happened
        • to say that something belongs to you
        • to feel guilty about something that has happened

      • Which of the following are grammatically possible?
        • She owned up.
        • She owned up her mistake.
        • She owned up to her mistake.
        • She owned up to it.
        • She owned up to make a mistake.
        • She owned up to making a mistake.
        • The mistake was owned up to.

      • If you own up to something, which of the following might you say?
        • It was my idea!
        • It was him!
        • It wasn’t me! ...
        • I did it!
        • I don’t know who did it!

    • Complete these sentences with the correct form of ‘own up’ or ‘own up to something’:
      • Eventually the boys inventing the story as a joke.

        • When none of the staff , they all lost their jobs.

          • If the person responsible , they won’t be punished.

            • In the end I felt so guilty that I couldn’t help

              • She was close to tears as she taking the money.

                • For some reason he refuses to his mistakes

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