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Usage of the phrasal verb "count on"



 
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Usage of the phrasal verb "count on" #1 (permalink) Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:19 am   Usage of the phrasal verb "count on"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #39 "Yes, Yes, Yes", question 6

When it comes to the vote, you can ......... on me to support you.

(a) stand
(b) count
(c) number
(d) figure

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #39 "Yes, Yes, Yes", answer 6

When it comes to the vote, you can count on me to support you.

Correct answer: (b) count

Your answer was: incorrect
When it comes to the vote, you can stand on me to support you.
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Hi Alan!
can you explain "Count on"
thanks.
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Usage of the phrasal verb "count on" #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:00 am   Usage of the phrasal verb "count on"
 

Hi Lam Tung,

'Count on' means rely or depend on. When you tell someone that they can 'count on' you, it means that they can trust you and that you will support them.

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Usage of the phrasal verb "count on" #3 (permalink) Tue Jun 03, 2008 13:17 pm   Usage of the phrasal verb "count on"
 

Hello.
What about stand on somebody???
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Usage of the phrasal verb "count on" #4 (permalink) Tue Jul 15, 2008 22:22 pm   Usage of the phrasal verb "count on"
 

hi
why cant we use stand ??
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Usage of the phrasal verb "count on" #5 (permalink) Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:48 am   Usage of the phrasal verb "count on"
 

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'Stand on' has no meaning in the test question.
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