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Meaning of Over and Through #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:48 am   Meaning of Over and Through
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test "Responses (5)", question 7

Jill: 'I don't think I can stand much more of this.'
Frank: '.........'

(a) The worst is by.
(b) The worst is through.
(c) The worst is over.
(d) The worst is gone.

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test "Responses (5)", answer 7

Jill: 'I don't think I can stand much more of this.'
Frank: 'The worst is over.'

Correct answer: (c) The worst is over.

Your answer was: incorrect
Jill: 'I don't think I can stand much more of this.'
Frank: 'The worst is through.'
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'I don't think I can stand much more of this.'

The Kind of response that is associated with the statement is to sooth the person and it is still not over.. So, in my View i feel " The worst is through " might be apt.. Guide me if i'm wrong.

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The worst is over #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:10 am   The worst is over
 

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Over and through have the same meaning (= finished, completed), but the stock phrase in English is the worst is over.
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Meaning of Over and Through #3 (permalink) Wed Apr 23, 2008 22:35 pm   Meaning of Over and Through
 

Hi! In tests as answeres very often are used idioms. If I understand right only right one is existing and other three don't exist? Or they can be used with other sentences?
Thank You.
P.S. Sorry, for mistakes. I would be happy if you correct it.
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Meaning of Over and Through #4 (permalink) Wed Apr 23, 2008 22:43 pm   Meaning of Over and Through
 

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Sometimes they don't exist and sometimes they are other idioms.
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Meaning of Over and Through #5 (permalink) Sat Apr 18, 2009 14:06 pm   Meaning of Over and Through
 

Hi,
But I haven't got the general meaning of these two sentences yet.
Many thanks,
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Meaning of Over and Through #6 (permalink) Sat Apr 18, 2009 14:43 pm   Meaning of Over and Through
 

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I'm not sure which two sentences you are speaking of now, Morteza, but:

(a) The worst is by.-- No meaning
(b) The worst is through.-- Not natural, bordering on no meaning
(c) The worst is over. = The most difficult/unpleasant part is finished
(d) The worst is gone.- No meaning
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Meaning of Over and Through #7 (permalink) Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:27 am   Meaning of Over and Through
 

Hi,
Thanks a lot!
Best regards,
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Meaning of Over and Through #8 (permalink) Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:11 am   Meaning of Over and Through
 

thanks for Mr.Micawber's explantion.
i think i got it.
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Meaning of Over and Through #9 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2010 22:01 pm   Meaning of Over and Through
 

hi!please assist me, 'what is the exact meaning of i dont think i can stand much more of this'.

Thanks in advance!
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Meaning of Over and Through #10 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2010 23:56 pm   Meaning of Over and Through
 

This is driving me crazy. I don't like it and I can't stay here and listen to/see/think about it any more.
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Meaning of Over and Through #11 (permalink) Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:54 am   Meaning of Over and Through
 

Hi,
Can I use the worst is behind instead of the worst is over, or it doesn't make a sense?
I ask such a question because in my country we use the first expression.
Thanks.
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Meaning of Over and Through #12 (permalink) Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:00 am   Meaning of Over and Through
 

Yes, I've often heard 'the worst is behind us'.
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