Takes after


#1

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 [color=blue]“Life: Phrasal Verbs”, question 3

He after his father. He looks just like him.

(a) describes
(b) looks
© takes
(d) seems

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 [color=blue]“Life: Phrasal Verbs”, answer 3

He takes after his father. He looks just like him.

Correct answer: © takes

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
He looks after his father. He looks just like him.
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To take after - what does this phrasal verb mean? Maybe it has several meanings?


#2

‘Takes after’ means to have traits that are similar to a relative - to resemble a relative in some way.


#3

Sorry, but i still don’t get that

What is "take after " mean?
And is “look after” means take care?
Why is not “He looks after his father”?


#4

Take after: verb: be similar to a relative
verb: imitate in behavior; take as a model

Look after
: verb: keep under careful scrutiny


#5

Look after[/b]: verb: keep under careful scrutiny
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Could you explain it a little bit more?


#6

If you look after someone, you watch them and take care of them.