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Phrasal Verbs: Gang

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Question 1
Choose the correct usage
A
They ganged across for all the right reasons but in all the wrong ways.
B
They ganged up for all the right reasons but in all the wrong ways.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct usage is gang up. Gang up means ‘Form a group against something or someone’.
Question 2
Choose the correct usage
A
Those notorious thieves ganged onto the poor woman and tried to molest her.
B
Those notorious thieves ganged up against the poor woman and tried to molest her.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct usage is gang up against. Gang up against means ‘Harass, bully (in a group)’.
Question 3
Choose the correct usage
A
The so-called popular kiddos of Westwind High School ganged up on the new entrant in the school.
B
The so-called popular kiddos of Westwind High School ganged across the new entrant in the school.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct usage is gang up on. Gang up on means ‘Harass, bully’.
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