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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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- The Complete Fred and Betty
Betty on the telephone



Fred and Betty: Is this the End?
Episode 11: Betty's Had Enough

Betty: No Fred, it's over. I've given up on you.




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GIVE UP ON

Meaning: If you give up on someone or something, you stop trying to achieve something, usually because you have tried and failed in the past, or because it is too difficult.

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

I gave up on algebra - RIGHT
I gave up on it - RIGHT

I gave algebra up on - WRONG
I gave it up on - WRONG
I gave up algebra on - WRONG
I gave up it on - WRONG

Example sentence: I have asked him so many times to arrive on time, but he is still at least 30 minutes late every morning. I give up on him!
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Synonyms: reach the end of the line with
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