Category Phrasal Verbs

Podcast #97 Phrasal Verbs with PUT – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

  PUT ACROSS The separable phrasal verb put across means to effectively communicate or explain an idea. The speaker was not very effective. He was not able to put across his main points. He was not able to put his main points across.   TV is a good way to put across anti-tobacco messages. TV […] Read More

Podcast #75 Phrasal Verbs with GO — Part 2

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

go by is used to describe the passage of time The years go by so quickly. Time goes by slowly in prison You can also use go by to mean stopping in at someone’s house. We went by Jack’s house to see if he was feeling better. go by can mean to act or think […] Read More

Podcast #73 Phrasal Verbs with GO – Part 1

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

go about can mean to follow a procedure. Does she know how to go about exchanging her tickets? How should I go about making the request? go along with can mean to agree with a policy. He didn’t go along with the idea of invading Iraq. go along with can also mean to agree with […] Read More

Podcast #69 Phrasal Verbs with TALK

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

talk about: Talk about is not considered to be a true phrasal verb, but it looks like one, so we will start with it.  When you talk about something you are verbally sharing your thoughts or observations about a topic. He talked about his childhood. We can talk about that later. Did you talk with […] Read More

Podcast #61 Phrasal Verbs with LOOK

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

look after He looks after the children while his wife works. I will look after your garden when you are on vacation. Her husband died and she has no one to look after her. We should all look after our own mental and physical health. look around She looked around the store but did not […] Read More

Podcast #52 Phrasal Verbs with GET

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

Powerpoint slides help me to get across my ideas. Powerpoint slides help me to get my ideas across. She got ahead by working long hours. A business will never get ahead if it doesn’t please its customers. My brother and his father-in-law get along very well. Paul doesn’t get along with his supervisor. My friend […] Read More

Podcast #48 Two-part (Phrasal) Verbs with BLOW

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

The wind blew away the leaves. The wind blew the leaves away. The leaves blew away. This new model DVD player will blow away the competition. This new model DVD player will blow the competition away. That video on YouTube will blow you away. The song she sang at the audition just blew them away. […] Read More

Podcast #42 Two-part (Phrasal) Verbs with BRING

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

bring about He did a lot to bring about change in his school. He did a lot to bring change about in his school. bring along I brought along a friend to the party. I brought a friend along to the party. My weekend guest brought along some work. My weekend guest brought some work […] Read More

Podcast #38 Two-part (Phrasal) Verbs with TAKE

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

take after Her behavior is like her mother’s. She takes after her mother. take apart The mechanic disassembled the motor. The mechanic took apart the motor. The mechanic took the motor apart take back I retract what I said about Mr. Foster. I take back what I said about Mr. Foster. Did you return the […] Read More

Podcast # 36 Two-part (Phrasal) Verbs with BREAK

 Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

Croatia separated from Yugoslavia in 1991. Croatia broke away from Yugoslavia in 1991. The automobile racer left the pack behind him. The automobile racer broke away from the pack. The ice cream making machine stopped working. The ice cream making machine broke down. She lost control of herself and started crying. She broke down and […] Read More

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