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ESL Lesson: Phrasal verb bring (3)

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Phrasal verb bring or "Upbringing"

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She owed it all to the way she had been brought up by her mother, Mary.
She owed it all to the way her mother, Mary, had reared her.

Her father had died of a heart attack when she was only two after his business had been brought down following a financial scandal.
Her father had died of a heart attack when she was only two after his business had gone bankrupt following a financial scandal.

Criminal charges had been brought against him but the matter was closed on his death. He had been faced with criminal charges but the matter was concluded after he died.

The press decided to bring up this information without being able to get at the truth thanks to Mary's skilful management.
The press decided to make this information public with being able to reveal the truth due to Mary's professional management.

In fact during the election as Sheila went round from house to house canvassing, Mary would always bring up the rear. In fact during the election as Sheila went round from door to door promoting her candidacy, Mary would always be there in the background.

Her mother had observed early on that Sheila was very good at sticking up for herself and always arguing her case well, which had decided her to bring her daughter on in the art of public speaking.
Her mother had noticed early on that Sheila was very good at standing her own ground and always fighting her case well, which had decided her to develop her daughter's public speaking skills.

The awareness that Sheila had had all her life about her father's apparent "disgrace» brought her up against the necessity constantly to be on her guard.
The realization that Sheila had always about her father's so-called "shame" had forced her into being cautious all the time.

All she would hint at was that the whole business had brought shame on the family name, although her father was totally innocent.
All she would point out was that the whole business had dishonoured the family name, although her father was not at fault at all.

After only six weeks in the job she even managed to bring about a reconciliation between two of her colleagues who were having a petty dispute and also succeeded in bringing a matter before her minister....
Only six weeks after she had entered the job she even managed to effect a settlement between two of her colleagues who were having a quarrel and also succeeded in raisng a topic with her minister...

Her name was becoming known both in the House of Commons and also in her constituency where her efficiency was even bringing round to her point of view those electors who had voted against her.
Her name was becoming popular both in the House of Commons as well as in her constituency where her competence was even convincing those electors who had voted against her.

She was on the point of bringing off a very difficult task given to her by her minister when she found herself being brought back to earth with a bang.
She was about to achieve success in a very difficult project her minister had given her when she suddenly was faced with reality again.

Another young politician, a bit older than her, was also trying to make his name and he was able to bring about what she had failed to achieve in time.
Another young politican, a bit older than her, was also trying to make a name for himself and he succeeded in accomplishing what she had failed to achieve in time.

From then on there was great rivalry between the two, which brought about a lively debate in the national press.
From then on there was a huge competition between the two which caused a colourful discussion in the national press.

She even brought her mother in on the concerns she was expressing to colleagues about her sense of unease whenever she had any dealings with the man.
She even involved her mother in the misgivings she was pointing out to colleagues about the her discomfort she felt whenever she had any business with the man.

At the end of the first year just before the summer recess, a revelation was brought to light, which was to change Sheila's life.
At the end of the first year shortly before the summer break, a fact was revealed, which was to alter Sheila's life.

The celebrated Mr Evans was brought before the court and found guilty of a financial irregularity.
The famous Mr Evans was successfully charged with having committed a financial misdemeanor.

His political career was brought to an abrupt end.
His political career ended suddenly.

This news brought out the worst in the tabloid press, which brought up everything they could concerning Evans and his family.
This message caused the yellow press to dig up the dirt on Evans and his family.

It wasn't long before one newspaper brought the discussion round to the subject of Mr Evans senior.
It didn't take long for one newspaper to steer the debate towards the issue of Mr Evans' father.

Within weeks during the summer holiday one major paper brought out the details of the case concerning the late Mr Evans senior.
Within weeks during the summer break one major newspaper published the details of the case regarding the deceased Mr Evans senior.

As Sheila brought her mother round with smelling salts, she assured the press as she always did by affirming that they way you were was solely the result of the way you were brought up.
As Sheila revived her mother with ammoniac, she once again told the press that they way you were was entirely the result of the way you were reared.

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