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Phrasal Verbs: Grind

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
This Calculus makes me feel witless, but I will grind away till I don’t get it.
B
This Calculus makes me feel witless, but I will grind onto till I don’t get it.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct usage is grind away. Grind away means ‘Keep working at something’.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
He’s such an electron- always negative, can grind down anyone anytime.
B
He’s such an electron- always negative, can grind into anyone anytime.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct usage is grind down. Grind down means ‘Reduce or destroy someone's enthusiasm’.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
She ground the cheese slice into the bread slice along with some fresh lettuce and onion.
B
She ground the cheese slice in the bread slice along with some fresh lettuce and onion.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct usage is grind into. Grind into means ‘Press or twist something hard into something else’.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
And the bride continued to grind about while the groom just listened.
B
And the bride continued to grind on while the groom just listened.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct usage is grind on. Grind on means ‘Talk endlessly; Proceed relentlessly’.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
It is so problematic to grind in a new dish everyday for the child.
B
It is so problematic to grind out a new dish everyday for the child.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct usage is ground out. Ground out means ‘Produce something with great difficulty’.
Question 6
Choose the correct usage
A
She ground up coriander, mint and basil along with the special spices to make the delicious Indian chutney.
B
She ground amidst coriander, mint and basil along with the special spices to make the delicious Indian chutney.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The correct usage is grind up. Grind up means ‘Reduce to small pieces’.
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