Archive for the ‘Phrasal Verbs’ Category
Phrasal Verb – Come Back
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.
Phrasal Verb – Find Out
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.
Phrasal Verb – Take After
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.
Phrasal Verb – Grow Up
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.
Phrasal Verb – Cheer Up
If someone tells you to 'cheer up' they want you to become happier.
Examples: "Cheer up, things will get better soon"
He cheered me up when he gave me a bunch of flowers.
Phrasal Verb – Calm Down
Calm Down - To calm down is to relax after being angry.
Examples: I know you are angry, but I think you need to calm down before you speak to John about crashing the car.
I wish Mum would calm down, I was only 1 hour late coming home, it is not the worst thing that could happen.