To bring up

Couple having lunchHello everyone,

Now it’s time for me to bring up another phrasal verb for you to learn!

That’s right, to bring up is a phrasal verb. Do you know what it means?

If I bring something up it means I mention it in conversation.

This verb can be seperable or inseperable and there is no difference in the meaning. Let’s look at some examples:

You should bring up your questions in class.

Don’t bring the divorce up with Mark.

To bring up also has another common meaning: to bring up a child is to raise or educate a child.

For example:

They brought him up to be very independent.

We can also turn it into a noun like this:

Happy family at the beach

I had a very nice upbringing in a beautiful small town near the beach.

There you go! Now you have a new phrasal verb to bring up when you are preparing for the FCE.

Take care,


Now Teacher


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