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Phrasal verb: to make out



 
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Phrasal verb: to make out #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 31, 2006 13:42 pm   Phrasal verb: to make out
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #2 "Take it in", question 8

I don't know who wrote this note because I can't make out the signature.

(a) discover
(b) find
(c) read
(d) learn

English Idioms and Expressions, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #2 "Take it in", answer 8

I don't know who wrote this note because I can't read the signature.

Correct answer: (c) read

Your answer was: incorrect
I don't know who wrote this note because I can't discover the signature.
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I didn't take in this idiom.
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Phrasal verb: to make out #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 31, 2006 15:07 pm   Phrasal verb: to make out
 

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Make out = comprehend. In this case, the speaker could not read the signature.
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