Phrasal verb: to put up

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #197 [color=blue]“Phrasal Verbs (P to R)”, question 8

Kathleen felt like she had to with a lot from her family.

(a) put up
(b) put over
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English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #197 [color=blue]“Phrasal Verbs (P to R)”, answer 8

Kathleen felt like she had to put up with a lot from her family.

Correct answer: (a) put up

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
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Hi,

Is the ‘from’ OK or should be ‘for’?

haihao

Hi Haihao

From is correct.

Theoretically, you could also use for, but then the meaning of the sentence would change. Would you like to try to figure out the two different meanings yourself? :wink:

Amy

Sure, let me try. ‘From her family’ could be something hard for her but requested or forced by her family while ‘for’ suggests she voluntarily take up the burden for the sake of her family. Could I understand it like this, Amy? Thank you.

haihao