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base on (2)

Meaning: to use something as source material

For example:

  • be based on sth His latest film is based on a novel by Hunter S. Thompson.

  • base sth on sth The whole thing is based on a popular Japanese TV show from the nineties.

Quick Quiz:

The events in the film "Titanic" are based on
  1. a ship
  2. Hollywood
  3. a true story

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