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What does pass for her sister mean?



 
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What does pass for her sister mean? #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:32 am   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", question 6

Mary's mother could ......... for her sister. They really look alike and her mother is in great shape.

(a) pass
(b) push
(c) press
(d) put

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", answer 6

Mary's mother could pass for her sister. They really look alike and her mother is in great shape.

Correct answer: (a) pass
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What does pass for her sister mean? #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:12 am   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

'Pass for' = successfully impersonate
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What does pass for her sister mean? #3 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 13:59 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

to be in grate shape= to be in good condition?
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What does pass for her sister mean? #4 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 18:00 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

'... in great shape'

Yes.
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What does pass for her sister mean? #5 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 20:04 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

Please can you give me more examples for " pass for"
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What does pass for her sister mean? #6 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 20:08 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

He could pass for his brother.
She could pass for a much younger woman.
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What does pass for her sister mean? #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 20:34 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

That is so great thank you.
She could pass for a much younger woman = she could act like a younger woman? right?
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What does pass for her sister mean? #8 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2011 20:51 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

More likely to be that she looks younger than she is.
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What does pass for her sister mean? #9 (permalink) Mon Aug 06, 2012 17:06 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

why not "press for"?
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What does pass for her sister mean? #10 (permalink) Mon Aug 06, 2012 18:36 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

That usage of 'press' doesn't make any sense.
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What does pass for her sister mean? #11 (permalink) Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:32 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

Teachers,

How is 'pass for' different from 'takes after' ?

can we use them interchangeably?
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What does pass for her sister mean? #12 (permalink) Sun Oct 13, 2013 16:11 pm   What does pass for her sister mean?
 

takes after - behaves like / has the same characteristics and mannerisms as...
pass for - looks like / has the same appearance as...
so they are not interchangeable.
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