✔ READ OVER – to check for accuracy.
– Always read over your work to ensure there are no grammatikalor spelllling mesteakes.
✔ READ THROUGH – to check something for accuracy/it’s content by reading all of it.
– I read through the script for our theatre performance and I can say with my hand on my heart that it is terrible.
✔ READ OVER gives the idea of “gist”.
– He read over the contract carefully.
✔ JOT DOWN – to quickly make some notes.
– So, if all female students would like to jot down my phone number on a piece of paper, I might be able to help you personally with the homework assignments.
✔ HAND IN – to give something to a person in authority.
– I want you to hand in the essay on the History of Mongolian Basket Weaving between 1841 and 1842 by Friday!
✔ SAIL THROUGH – to pass easily. (informal)
– I sailed through the exam… even without needing to cheat!
✔ SCRAPE THROUGH – to barely pass. (informal)
– I scraped through the test. I got 61% when the pass mark was 60%. Lucky malchik I am!
✔ PUT THROUGH – to pay for/subsidize.
– My dad put me through university. He paid for my course but only gave me 5 quid a week for food
✔ COUNT TOWARDS – to be a part of what is needed to complete something.
– In English universities, the first year never counts towards your final mark.
✔ MARK DOWN – to receive a lower mark.
– Although I wrote an amazing essay, I was marked down because of bad punctuation!!!…!!??”!!!