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28 Feb 2021 — Catch up

 

Some people consider using an idiomatic verb, also called a phrasal verb or two-word-verb, to be informal, and they suggest finding a more "formal verb" (one-word verb). Is there a single word that expresses as much as "catch up"?

Vaccine supply

In order to catch up with vaccinations that were postponed, medical centers will extend their hours and reschedule appointments.

 

Choose one option to fix the sentence.
 

1.

In order to catch up with vaccinations that were postponed, medical centers will extend their hours and reschedule appointments.

2.

In order to compensate for vaccinations that were postponed, medical centers will extend their hours and reschedule appointments.

3.

In order to deliver vaccinations that were postponed, medical centers will extend their hours and reschedule appointments.

4.

In order to expedite vaccinations that were postponed, medical centers will extend their hours and reschedule appointments.

5.

In order to resume vaccinations that were postponed, medical centers will extend their hours and reschedule appointments.

 

GLOSSARY

  • catch up (phrasal verb) – hurry to reach or advance to an even position with something else. He ran to catch up to/with his friends. We talked to catch up on each others lives. See "catch up" Word Hippo.
  • close a gap (VP) – hurry to advance to a position that is even or on par with a previously expected goal — time, location, knowledge.
  • lag behind (VP) – fall behind, fail to keep up the pace
  • make amends (VP) – compensate, make reparations, set right, redress for wrong doing
  • phrasal verb / verbal idiom (V + particle) – in grammar, a verb that combines with a particle (to, up, on, out, in, off, etc.) to form a new meaning. See particle vs. prepositionlook up the word vs. look up (ward).

  

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