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"work out" vs. "find out"



 
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"work out" vs. "find out" #1 (permalink) Thu May 18, 2006 10:08 am   "work out" vs. "find out"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #102 "Phrasal verbs", question 4

You've borrowed such a great deal of money from me lately. I need to ......... exactly how much you owe me.

(a) make up
(b) put out
(c) work out
(d) clear up

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #102 "Phrasal verbs", answer 4

You've borrowed such a great deal of money from me lately. I need to work out exactly how much you owe me.

Correct answer: (c) work out
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why not find out?

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"work out" vs. "find out" #2 (permalink) Thu May 18, 2006 10:17 am   "work out" vs. "find out"
 

I don't see much difference but to my mind it's better to say "work out"when referring to figures,calculations.
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Find/work out #3 (permalink) Thu May 18, 2006 10:32 am   Find/work out
 

Hi Elga,

Work out has the sense of calculate as in work out the cost of you holiday. Find out has the sense of investigate/discover as in find out some information about the hotel for your holiday.

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"work out" vs. "find out" #4 (permalink) Sun Nov 13, 2011 20:04 pm   "work out" vs. "find out"
 

Thaaaaaaaaanks Alan
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"work out" vs. "find out" #5 (permalink) Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:03 am   "work out" vs. "find out"
 

Hi!
Why I can't choose the "clear up" option here?
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"work out" vs. "find out" #6 (permalink) Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:47 am   "work out" vs. "find out"
 

Same here...

I have chosen d) Clear Up

.. for me it means clarifiying how much amount....?

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"work out" vs. "find out" #7 (permalink) Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:31 am   "work out" vs. "find out"
 

Hi,

You can find the meaning of "clear up" here
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/clear+up.html

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