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Difference between mocking and lying



 
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Difference between mocking and lying #1 (permalink) Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:03 pm   Difference between mocking and lying
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Expressions with make", question 10

Mom, can you tell Todd to stop making fun of me?

(a) mocking
(b) lying to
(c) flattering
(d) flirting with

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Expressions with make", answer 10

Mom, can you tell Todd to stop mocking me?

Correct answer: (a) mocking

Your answer was: incorrect
Mom, can you tell Todd to stop lying to me?
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Hi,

Please explain the difference between mocking and lying.

Rgds,

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Difference between mocking and lying #2 (permalink) Tue Jul 25, 2006 14:23 pm   Difference between mocking and lying
 

'Mocking' is laughing at someone or something: he mocked the pictures in the exhibition; she mocked his accent.

'Lying' is saying something which is not true.
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