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Phrasal Verbs: Ground

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage:
A
Although I hated the work, but I ground away until I finished it.
B
He firmly declared that he wouldn’t go home until he had ground it off.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘grind away’,which means to keep working at something.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage:
A
His negativity grounds me up.
B
His negativity grounds me down.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘grind down’, which means to reduce or destroy someone’s enthusiasm.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage:
A
He ground the paste onto the table.
B
She ground her finger into the button.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘ground into’, which means to press or twist something hard into something else.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage:
A
Jack was still grinding on about football after we left.
B
His constant grinding over about politics annoys me a lot.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘grind on’, which means to talk endlessly.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage:
A
It is not an easy to ground up an original essay every week.
B
It is not an easy task to ground out an original essay every week.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘ground out’, which means to produce something with great difficulty.
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