Tagged: Separable Phrasal Verbs

Someone to look up to

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How are you?malala_yousafzai

Do you remember Malala Yousafzai?

She is the Pakistani school girl, and education activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban last year, because she was not afraid to speak up! Malala speaks up to defend girls’ rights to education in Pakistan, as well as, children’s education worldwide.

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To use (something) up

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How are you today?

Are you green?  Do you worry about the environment and try to take better care of our natural resources?

We believe that we should all start taking better care of our planet and be careful not to use all our natural resources up

Today you are going to learn about the phrasal verb to use something up.

To use something up means to use all of what you have or your supply, of something.

It is a separable phrasal verb and let me give you an example:

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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:

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To ran out

To ran outHello all,

How are you?

Last weekend I wanted to take a trip with my friends. We got in my car and headed to a cabin. Everything was great until I ran out of gas! We had to walk to a gas station and everyone was tired and angry. We finally made it to the cabin but the weekend was off to a bad start.

Today we are going to look at the phrasal verb to run out. It means something has come to an end or has expired.

To run out is an inseparable phrasal verb. You run out of something.

Let’s look at some examples:

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To put down

To put downHello,

Do you know anyone addicted to video games? My Brother is and every time I see him I have to tell him to put down the controller at least for a while… :-/

Today we are going to look at the phrasal verb to put down. It means to place something somewhere. It can be separable or inseparable.

Here are some examples:

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To hand in

To hand inHello all,

Before spring break all of my students work very hard so they can hand in their assignments before they go on vacation.

Today we will look at the phrasal verb to hand in. It means to submit.

It is a separable phrasal verb so you can hand something in or hand in something.

Let’s see some examples.

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