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To answer for something As you may have noticed, I'm studying phrasal verbs :D I wrote three examples for the verb "to answer for -something-"" Please, can you tell me if they are correct? 1 - "Now that criminal must answer for his murder". 2 - "The Bible says we all must answer for our evil deeds before God, in the end". 3 - Just stop telling lies and answer for your stupid behavior.
Feb 27, 2012 12:09 AM
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1. Better than "answer for his murder", you should say "pay the consequences for his murder", or "receive the penalty for" 2. This is okay. 3. Instead of "answer for your stupid behavior," you should say "be honest and admit your behavior was wrong and stupid."
February 27, 2012
Yes, they are perfect.
February 27, 2012
I have heard of "must answer for....." You are using the term well. Those who disagree must answer for their lack of watching enough films.
February 27, 2012
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