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Face up to Phrasals
 

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- 1: Betty's Angry

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- 2: Not Guilty!

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- 3: How Betty Knows

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- 4: Who's the Liar?

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- 5: Busted

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- 6: Fred's Story

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- 7: What Betty Saw

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- 8: Desperate Fred

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- 9: Betty Breaks It Off

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- 10: Fred Begs

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- 11: Betty's Had Enough

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- 12: Fred Works It Out?

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Betty on the telephone



Fred and Betty: Is this the End?
Episode 9: Betty Breaks It Off

Betty: Face up to it Fred. This time, IT'S OVER!!!




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FACE UP TO

Meaning: If you face up to something, you accept the existence of a difficult situation.

Grammar: This phrasal verb must have an object. You can not separate the verb from its particles.

She faced up to the problem - RIGHT
She faced up to it - RIGHT

She faced the problem up to - WRONG
She faced it up to - WRONG
She faced up the problem to - WRONG
She faced up it to - WRONG
She faced up to - WRONG

Example sentence: Jane, it's time to face up to your son's behavioural problems and get him the help he needs.
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Synonyms: confront, accept, deal with, take on, take on board, tackle, come to terms with, stop hiding from
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