Mar 2, 2017

TAKE UP something (2)

11 cards
, 20 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. The equipment is expensive and takes up a lot of space.
    2. I’m sorry to take up so much of your time.
    3. Looking for a place to live has been taking up all my time recently.
    4. The whole day has been taken up with making phone calls.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Choose the best verb to complete this meaning of ‘take something up’.

        to  . . . 
        fill
        a particular amount of space or time
        • arrange
        • be
        • fill
        • organize

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • The television takes up a lot of room.
        • The television takes a lot of room up.
        • A lot of room is taken up.

    • In one of these sentences the verb ‘take up’ is not used correctly. Can you find and correct the mistake?
      • The annual report takes up nearly thirty pages.
        check you answer
        The annual report takes up nearly thirty pages.
        • correct
        • incorrect

      • The new flat screen monitors are very popular as they take up so little space.
        check you answer
        The new flat screen monitors are very popular as they take up so little space.
        • correct
        • incorrect

      • The main problem with this software is that it takes up too much disk space.
        check you answer
        The main problem with this software is that it takes up too much disk space.
        • correct
        • incorrect

      • What space there was had been took up by two long tables.
        check you answer
        What space there was had been taken up by two long tables.
        • correct
        • incorrect

    • Complete these sentences with either a positive or negative form of ‘take up’ in a suitable tense.
      • This sleeping bag rolls up really small so it much space in my rucksack.

        • I wish you didn’t have to work so much. It too much of your time.

          • I’m sure he won’t mind helping you, as long as you too much of his time.

            • He found that most of his time with looking after the children.

              • Once we folded the chairs up, they hardly any room.

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