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bring up children. #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 21, 2010 23:09 pm   bring up children.
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #143 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'bring'", question 4

The Central Coast of New South Wales has been described as a great place to ......... children.

(a) bring out
(b) bring off
(c) bring to
(d) bring up

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #143 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'bring'", answer 4

The Central Coast of New South Wales has been described as a great place to bring up children.

Correct answer: (d) bring up

Your answer was: incorrect
The Central Coast of New South Wales has been described as a great place to bring out children.
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Hi,

Please clarify me why bring out is wrong in this question.

Thank you in advance.
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bring up children. #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 21, 2010 23:56 pm   bring up children.
 

The idiom 'to bring up (children or family)' means 'to rear (children or family).'

There is no comparative idiom involving use of the phrase 'bring out'. The closest to it would be something like
His father can bring out (draw out0 the best in him, but that sense doesn't fit into this sentence.
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