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Phrasal Verbs: Chalk

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
He went out time and again to chalk a line out.
B
He went out time and again to chalk a line by.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘chalk out’. Chalk out means ‘Make something bigger or thicker.’
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
The company tried to chalk through higher profits each year.
B
The company tried to chalk up higher profits each year.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘chalk up’. Chalk up means ‘To achieve something good.’
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
They chalked the poor performance up to lack of practice.
B
They chalked the poor performance up by lack of practice.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct expression is ‘chalk up to’. Chalk up to means ‘Explain the reason for a problem.’
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