Mar 2, 2017

WEAR OUT; WEAR something OUT

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

    1. They are trying to design tyres that do not wear out.
    2. He wore out two pairs of boots during one winter.
    3. Stop pacing up and down. You’ll wear the carpet out!
    4. She rarely wore the shoes because she didn’t want to wear them out.
    5. The sofa had been completely worn out by so many children playing on it.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • If something wears out, which of the following might be true? More than one answer is correct.
        • it can no longer be used
        • it is damaged
        • it is old-fashioned
        • it has been used too much

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • His shoes wore out.
        • He wore his shoes out.
        • He wore out his shoes.
        • He wore them out.
        • He wore out them.
        • His shoes had been worn out.

    • Complete these sentences, using a suitable form of ‘wear out’ and an object (a noun or a pronoun) where necessary:
      • She takes good care of her clothes. They never seem to

        • If you play that videotape too much you (it)

          • My son usually grows out of his shoes before he (them)

            • She made her jeans into a pair of shorts when the knees

              • She needed a new pair of shoes because the ones she had were

                • Even expensive trainers and have to be replaced.

                  • He walks a lot and says he two pairs of shoes a year.

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