To pay back

Pay it forwardHello all,

Have you seen this film, Pay it Forward?

It is a very nice but sad film with a very beautiful moral behind the story. It is about a boy that has an idea on how to make the world a better place:

People need to pay favours forward instead of paying them back.

That does sound like a great idea, doesn’t it?

The phrasal verb you are going to learn today is to pay someone/something back and  it means to return something usually talking about money you owe.

The phrasal verb you are going to learn today is to pay someone/something back and  it means to return something usually talking about money you owe.

Let’s look at an example:

Let’s look at an example:

Woman holding money

My friend Susan is very happy because she made a lot of money in commissions this month.

I am even happier because she will be able to  pay me back that me money I lent her last month. 🙂

Notice that to pay back is a separable phrasal verb.

You have also learned two opposite adverbs today.

Forward means moving or looking in the direction that is in front of or towards the future and back is the opposite.

Looking forward to your comments!

Best,

Victoria

NOW Teacher

PS: Just in case you have not seen the film, here you have the trailer.

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