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I can't follow it #1 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2005 21:35 pm   I can't follow it
 

Test No. incompl/elem-20 "Where am I?", question 5

Yes, I have but I can't ......... it.

(a) pursue
(b) chase
(c) control
(d) follow

Test No. incompl/elem-20 "Where am I?", answer 5

Yes, I have but I can't follow it.

Correct answer: (d) follow

Your answer was: incorrect
Yes, I have but I can't control it.
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Why is follow and not control?
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I can't follow it #2 (permalink) Wed Feb 23, 2005 21:40 pm   I can't follow it
 

I can't follow it means I don't understand it.

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Yes, I have but I can't.. it #3 (permalink) Sat Jun 13, 2009 15:59 pm   Yes, I have but I can't.. it
 

Dear Trainers,

I wonder why we could not use "control" on this sentence. For example, I have a new car but I can't control it, is it right?

Please give me your response soon.

Thank you
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Yes, I have but I can't.. it #4 (permalink) Sat Jun 13, 2009 17:01 pm   Yes, I have but I can't.. it
 

" I have a new car but I can't control it, is it right? "

Yes, it is, but that wasn't the question.
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I can't follow it #5 (permalink) Fri Aug 21, 2009 13:55 pm   I can't follow it
 

I think it's an invalid sentence as more than one option fit.

e.g. Have you bought a new car? - Yes, I have but I can't control it.
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I can't follow it #6 (permalink) Fri Aug 21, 2009 14:03 pm   I can't follow it
 

Hi Pokemon,

In the test the reference is to the map and not the car. That's why it should be: I can't follow it (the map).

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I can't follow it #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 21, 2009 15:37 pm   I can't follow it
 

Thank you very much for you reply, Alan. Now I see I was wrong. But again it's the dialogue format that misguided me.
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I can't follow it #8 (permalink) Sun Jan 31, 2010 21:41 pm   I can't follow it
 

Many thanks for both of you ,Mr.Torsten and Mr.Alan.
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I can't follow it #9 (permalink) Mon Jul 05, 2010 13:24 pm   I can't follow it
 

Hi I want to know what is the difference between pursue and follow?thanks
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I can't follow it #10 (permalink) Mon Jul 05, 2010 14:45 pm   I can't follow it
 

Hi,

'Follow' simply means 'come after' as in Sunday follows Saturday. 'Pursue' has the sense of chase after, follow to the end with a view to catching someone/something as in: The police officer pursued the thief and caught him at the end of the road.

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I can't follow it #11 (permalink) Mon Nov 29, 2010 19:57 pm   I can't follow it
 

Thank you so much Mr. Alan and Mr. Torsten .It is now more clearly to me between the use of follow and pursue.
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I can't follow it #12 (permalink) Mon Nov 29, 2010 20:21 pm   I can't follow it
 

Dear Mr. Torsten, by the way,I'd like to say that a few days before,I've tried to answer your question on "Why do you want to improve your English"but I can't do it because my computer has been infected by virus(or may be malware,or something else ,I don't know exactly what it is)since the forum refused my post in that time.I've tried some more times but it was impossible.So I have to give it away.
Excuse me please as you didn't see my reply on your question.And I just want to say thank you so much for your English course,that helps me a lot in improving my English.
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I can't follow it #13 (permalink) Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:23 am   I can't follow it
 

Thank you my teachers your explanations help me a lot.
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I can't follow it #14 (permalink) Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:18 am   I can't follow it
 

Hi Alan
could you help me explain what is different between pursue and chase?
thanks for your help.
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I can't follow it #15 (permalink) Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:02 am   I can't follow it
 

Hi Nguyenhoa0708,

Welcome to the forums.
Those two words are often used interchangeably with no difference.
Have you tried finding them in a Learner's Dictionary?
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