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An Argument Between Friends

Lisa and Jake are best friends. They had to choose partners for the group project and Jake

chose a different partner. Lisa was angry and she confronted him...

Lisa: Jake, I can’t believe that you chose Tim to do the project with you instead of me! We

always work together!

Jake: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to upset you. I chose Tim because he was interested in my


Lisa: Well, I was interested in your idea too...

Jake: I could ask Mrs. Burns tomorrow if we can all work together?

Lisa: Well, I don’t want to work with anyone else!

Jake: I think it’s good to make friends with other people and share their ideas too.

Lisa: I’d rather work with someone else.

Jake: That’s fine, suit yourself then! We can’t work together all the time!

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An Argument Between Friends


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To run up against

To experience something difficult and unexpected.

The politicians ran up against strong opposition from the people.

To wrestle with

To try very hard to deal with a problem or a difficult situation.

I wrestled with the decision for a few months before deciding to quit.

To think through

To carefully consider the possible results of doing something.

I need some time think this through before making a decision.

To knuckle down

To start working or studying harder.

He’s going to have to knuckle down if he wants to pass the course.

To talk over

To discuss a

problem or situation

with someone.

We talked over the

issues in the

meeting before

making a decision.

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