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Takes after #1 (permalink) Mon Aug 23, 2010 20:38 pm   Takes after
 

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ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", question 3

He ......... after his father. He looks just like him.

(a) describes
(b) looks
(c) takes
(d) seems

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", answer 3

He takes after his father. He looks just like him.

Correct answer: (c) takes

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He looks after his father. He looks just like him.
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To take after - what does this phrasal verb mean? Maybe it has several meanings?
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Takes after #2 (permalink) Mon Aug 23, 2010 22:51 pm   Takes after
 

'Takes after' means to have traits that are similar to a relative - to resemble a relative in some way.
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Takes after #3 (permalink) Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:16 am   Takes after
 

Sorry, but i still don't get that

What is "take after " mean?
And is "look after" means take care?
Why is not "He looks after his father"?
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Takes after #4 (permalink) Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:13 am   Takes after
 

Take after: verb: be similar to a relative
verb: imitate in behavior; take as a model

Look after
: verb: keep under careful scrutiny
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Takes after #5 (permalink) Sun Aug 05, 2012 17:01 pm   Takes after
 

Look after[/b]: verb: keep under careful scrutiny[/quote]Could you explain it a little bit more?
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Takes after #6 (permalink) Sun Aug 05, 2012 17:12 pm   Takes after
 

If you look after someone, you watch them and take care of them.
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