Hi there! I came across this phrase while doing an English exercise. The thing is that I had four options to complete the phrase with which were: 7. A going through B settled down C checking up D passing over According to the solutions given, the correct one is A: going through, whereas the one I chose was C: checking up, as it is speaking about a gear, so I can't see why this person is "going through" a gear instead "checking it up" A few days ago, I was (7) ........ my new sailing gear ready for my first long trip, around the coast of Britain on the sailing ship Hirta. I attach some more context: The Sailing Trip A few days ago, I was (7) "going through" my new sailing gear ready for my first long trip, around the coast of Britain on the sailing ship Hirta. I watched a TV report of some fellow yachtsmen crossing the finishing (8) line off a place called Ushant to complete a record round-the-world voyage. Looking forward for your answers, and please correct my mistakes and inaccuracies. I will be very grateful.