The phrasal verb, "look at", is one of the most commonly used verbs in the English language. It has at least 5 different meanings. One meaning of the verb is "to analyze, ascertain or scrutinize something"
Below are some exercises for you to try.
Verbs of similar meaning:
analyze; ascertain; scrutinize
Fill in the missing phrasal verbs and put the sentences in the conversations in the correct order:
Jeanette works as a tax accountant. She is in her office talking to her boss, Fred.
Fred: They were really rude at the last meeting I had with them.
Jeanette: I'm ______ it now.
Fred: Hey Jeanette. Where are you with the Roger's accounts?
Jeanette: Don't like them?
Fred: The client wants it asap, but they're being really pushy so don't hurry.
Jeanette: Well, it won't take too long.
Rob is talking to his friend about a recent trip to the emergency room at the hospital.
Tanya: Ok, cool.
Rob: Yeah. The doc _______ the x-ray of my shoulder and said there's no bone damage.
Tanya: How did it go? You ok?
Rob: But I have to go see a physical therapist.
Rob: I'm home.
Correct the grammatical mistakes in these conversations:
Dave: I was look at the Johnson file this morning when my computer crashed.
Phil: Did you lost the data?
Dave: Yeah. I'd been working on the file all morning and I lost it all!
Phil: That's sucks.
Dave: Tell me about it.
Phil: Do you want me to look it at?
Dave: Could you? That would be great. Thanks.
Phil: No problem.
Claire and Esme are hiking in the mountains and they are lost.
Claire: This doesn't look right. Where we are?
Esme: I think we're north of Rothwell Falls.
Claire: Let's look the map.
Esme: There's no point. I just look it at.
Claire: Well, let's look at again.
Rewrite the following conversation using another word which means the same as "look at".
William: I've looked at this data a million times and there's no pattern I tell you.
Frederick: Well, the computer is telling us something different.
William: Well, I've done everything I can do.
Frederick: Please look at the data again more closely. Take as much time as you need.
William: Ok. If you say so. But I don't think I'll find anything new.
Frederick: Let's remain open minded. This is science, after all!
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