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Hi, I have somethings in need of clarification, so you would be appreciated to get them out.

1. miss vs miss out on

- Try not to miss the core of what needs to be addressed.

Can I replace it with miss out on in this case? what is the difference between those two in their

meanings?

2. Does the sentence below make sense? (in respective of the usage of '' keep up'')

- keep up our way to get things done.

3. Does play on make sense( I saw this used by natives) and is work on to be replaced for it?

- it plays on our emotions.

4. In regard to '' drag''

is it okay to use drag in this way?

- Things dragged me to go to the party.

sorry to bother you with many questions but they are what I really want to know.

Thanks
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Hi,

1. miss vs miss out on

- Try not to miss the core of what needs to be addressed.

Can I replace it with miss out on in this case? what is the difference between those two in their

meanings?

Miss - Can mean you don't receive something. Can also mean you fail to understand something, or fail to recognize the importance of something.'

Miss out on - Often suggests that you are not getting something that you are entitled to. It's also a more casual phrase.

'Miss' seems a better choice for your sentence above.

2. Does the sentence below make sense? (in respective of the usage of keep up)

- keep up our way to get things done. No. I don't understand what you mean here. Say it another way.

3. Does play on make sense( I saw this used by natives) Yes

and is work on to be replaced for it? They are very similar.

- it plays on our emotions.

4. In regard to drag

is it okay to use drag in this way?

- Things dragged me to go to the party. No. It's not idiomatic to say things drag you.

Things led me to go to the party.

Things forced me to go to the party.

It depends, really, on what things you are talking about.



sorry to bother you with many questions but they are what I really want to know. That's OK, don't worry. Curiosity is good.

Clive

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Hi, Clive, I really appreciate your help in regard to my questions above.

Here's two questions more in connection with questions above.

1. Is it workable to use '' work on + somebody" " play on + somebody" like '' it won't work on you''.

2. what is the difference in the meaning between '' give up'' and '' give up on''.

Thanks for your help and your encouragemen keeping me unwavering in my effort to get to the bottom of what i wonder.
Hi,

Here's two questions more in connection with questions above.

1. Is it workable to use work on + somebody" " play on + somebody" like it won't work on you.

It depends on the context.

Don't bother to cry. Your tears won't work on me. Your tears wil have no success. This is fine,

She is playingg on me. Sounds awkward. Say She is playing on my emotions, ie trying to take advantage of my emotions.



2. what is the difference in the meaning between give up and give up on''.

Again, I need a context.

Mary gave up dancing. This tells us she stopped doing it. It does not tell us why.

Mary gave up on dancing. Sounds like she stopped trying to do it, because of some kind of problem. The phrase is also rather informal.

Thanks for your help and your encouragemen keeping me unwavering in my effort to get to the bottom of what i wonder. You're welcome.

Best wishes, Clive