Mar 2, 2017

WORK something OUT

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

    1. We need to work out the total cost of the project before we agree to it.
    2. It took him two days to work the code out.
    3. Don’t tell me the answer. I want to work it out for myself.
    4. I can’t work out how you got here so quickly.
    5. Any reductions will be worked out before you receive your bill.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Which of the following means the same as to ‘work out’ the total?
        • to decide on the total
        • to calculate the total

      • Work something out’ also means ‘to find the answer to a question or something that is difficult to understand or explain’. Which of these can you work out?
        • the rules of a game
        • the news
        • how to operate the washing machine

      • Which of these are grammatically possible?
        • He worked the figures out.
        • He worked out the figures.
        • He worked them out.
        • He worked out them.
        • The figures were worked out.

    • Find any grammatical errors in the following:
      • It took me a long time to work out the grammar of phrasal verbs out.
        check you answer
        It took me a long time to work out the grammar of phrasal verbs.
        • correct
        • incorrect

      • I am very bad at working sums out in my head. I have to write them down.
        check you answer
        I am very bad at working sums out in my head. I have to write them down.
        • correct
        • incorrect

      • I think it’s fun to working out mathematical problems and other puzzles.
        check you answer
        I think it’s fun to work out mathematical problems and other puzzles.
        • correct
        • incorrect

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