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Phrasal Verbs: Pare

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Question 1
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
They have had to PARE BACK the services they offer as their funding was reduced.
B
They have had to PARE WITH the services they offer as their funding was reduced.
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pare back. If you pare something back, it means you reduce the size or numbers.
Question 2
For the context provided, select the most appropriate sentence.
A
They have PARED UP the number of employees as they haven't been doing well.
B
They have PARED DOWN the number of employees as they haven't been doing well.
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct expression is Pare down. Pare down means to reduce or to decrease
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