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Phrasal Verbs: Bear

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
The protesters looked scared as police bore down on them, waving their batons as they moved in.
B
She spotted him on the other side of the room and bore over him.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘bear down on’, which means to move towards.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
The judge said that the new evidence didn’t bear by the case and hence couldn’t be used in the court.
B
The judge’s character may well bear on the final decision.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘bear on’, which means to influence, affect.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
The statistics bear out the government’ position on the issue.
B
The statistics bear in the government’ position on the issue.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘bear out’, which means to confirm that something is correct.
Question 4
Choose the correct usage
A
He is bearing up over the pressure.
B
He is bearing up under the pressure.
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘bear up under’, which mean to cope with something difficult or stressful.
Question 5
Choose the correct usage
A
Please bear for me a moment before I finish this email.
B
Please bear with me a moment before I finish this email.
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct phrase is ‘bear with’, which means to be patient.
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