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 car to the dealer?

Did you take back the car to the dealer?

Did you take the car back to the dealer?

That song makes me think of my childhood.

That song takes me back to my childhood.

take down

I wrote down everything he said.

I took down everything he said.

I took everything he said down.

They lowered the flag at sunset.

They took down the flag at sunset.

They took the flag down at sunset.

Mario dismantled his tent after breakfast.

Mario took down his tent after breakfast.

Mario took his tent down after breakfast.

take for

What kind of person do you think I am!

What do you take me for!

take in

Greg lost 20 pounds and had his pants made smaller.

Greg lost 20 pounds and had his pants taken in.

He was a stranger and they let him stay in their home.

He was a stranger and they took him in.

She spoke so fast my mind couldn’t absorb what she was saying.

She spoke so fast I couldn’t take in what she was saying.

The old lady was deceived by the false advertising.

The old lady got taken in by the false advertising.

We spent the day looking at the sights of the city.

We spent the day taking in the sights of the city.

The widow did sewing for people in her home.

The widow took in sewing.

take off

We removed our shoes before entering the mosque

We took off our shoes before entering the mosque.

We took our shoes off before entering the mosque.

They reduced the price of the table by 20 percent.

They took 20 percent off the price of the table.

They took off 20 percent from the price of the table.

She left without saying good-bye to anyone.

She took off without saying good-bye to anyone.

The sales of his book increased rapidly after his TV interview.

The sales of his book took off after his TV interview.

At exactly 2:15 the plane rose into the air.

At exactly 2:15 the plane took off.

I’m going on vacation for a week in July.

I’m taking off a week from work in July.

I’m taking a week off from work in July.

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