Archive for the ‘Phrasal Verbs’ Category
The phrasal verb 'come back' means to return to a place one has been before; to return to a previous activity
Example: Max left our office, but quickly came back after discovering he had left his keys here.
Come back to London soon, I will miss you while you are away.
The phrasal verb 'come back' can also mean to return to or regain a past success after a period of misfortune.
Example: France came back to beat England after being down 1-0 all game.
The phrasal verb 'find out' means to discover a fact or information that you did not know before.
Example: My sister found out that her husband had been planning a surprise party for her.
When you take after somebody in your family, you are like them in appearance, behaviour or character.
|Present Simple||Take after|
|Past Simple||Took after|
|Past Participle||Taken after|
|-ing form||Taking after|
Examples of Use:
- I take after my father but my brother is more like my mother.
- Most people say that I took after my father.
- I wish I had taken after my mother, she is very beautiful.
To grow up means to develop from a child to an adult; to spend the years between being a child and being an adult.
|Present Simple||Grow up|
|Past Simple||Grew up|
|Past Participle||Grown up|
|-ing form||Growing up|
Examples of use:
- I grew up in Australia.
- When I grow up I want to be a doctor.
- She is growing up fast.