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Is drop behind a compound word? #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 27, 2008 23:04 pm   Is drop behind a compound word?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #156 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'drop'", question 1

Many parents assume that their children will ......... in school if they spend too much time playing video games.

(a) drop off
(b) drop out
(c) drop over
(d) drop behind

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #156 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'drop'", answer 1

Many parents assume that their children will drop behind in school if they spend too much time playing video games.

Correct answer: (d) drop behind
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drop behind is a compound word
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Is drop behind a compound word? #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:30 pm   Is drop behind a compound word?
 

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No, DROP BEHIND is a phrasal idiom.
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Is drop behind a compound word? #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:45 am   Is drop behind a compound word?
 

Does to drop behind mean to neglect?
Does it mean that Children who drop behind in school have to catch up with others.
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Is drop behind a compound word? #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:55 am   Is drop behind a compound word?
 

Does to drop behind mean to neglect?-- No; it means 'fail to maintain the same progress as others'.

Does it mean that Children who drop behind in school have to catch up with others.-- It does not mean that they have to, but it is generally a good idea to try.
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