Bring Phrasal Verbs

If you ‘bring something about’, you cause it to happen.

  • How can we bring about change in this old-fashioned company?
  • We need to bring about a change in attitude.

If you ‘bring someone along’ with you, they come with you.

  • I want to bring along John to the meeting, if that is OK.
  • Why not bring Simon along, if he’s interested?

If something ‘brings back’ memories, it reminds you of the past.

  • That photo brings back memories of our visit to Thailand.
  • Meeting him brought back memories of when we worked together.

If you ‘bring down’ a price, you reduce it.

  • We need to bring down the price to something more affordable.
  • They’re bringing down the price of all their cars.

If you ‘bring forward’ a meeting, you arrange it for an earlier time.

  • I want to bring forward the meeting to Tuesday.
  • Can we bring forward the meeting by an hour?

If you ‘bring someone in on’ a discussion, you ask them to join in with your discussion.

  • I want to bring in John on this as he is an expert.
  • We need to bring in an outside consultant.

If you ‘bring out’ a new product, you introduce it to the market.

  • I hear they have brought out a new model.
  • We’re bringing it out early next year.

If you ‘bring someone round’, you persuade them.

  • He was against the idea but Sally brought him round.
  • How can we bring him round?

If you ‘bring up’ a subject, you mention it.

  • Mark brought up the problem with the heating.
  • Any other problems that you want to bring up?

If you ‘bring on’ somebody, you train them to be better.

  • Martin always brings on the trainees really well.
  • We try to bring on people quickly and promote them.

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19 thoughts on “Bring Phrasal Verbs”

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  2. What an awesome infor for teachers as well as students. thanks for that and keep bringing something like this!!

  3. Thanks a lot for your wonderful lessons. They are very helpful and well planned. THANKS for sharing.
    PatriciaLage – english teacher in Brazil

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  6. These are very useful and helpful exercises, I enjoy working on them very much, especially when I make no mistakes 🙂

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  8. Thank you so much for your lessons! I am longing for more Phrasal verbs common in use!

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