Tag: Common Expressions

Phrasal Verbs – let

This next lesson is about using the verb ‘to let’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to let down’ means to disappoint someone. I promised to do it, I can’t let her down. They let us down badly by not completing the work on time. ‘to let in’ means […]

Hold phrasal verbs

In today’s lesson we are going to look at using the verb ‘to hold’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to hold back’ means to restrain or stop something working. High rates of tax are holding back economic growth. He could easily get promotion if he were more a […]

Go phrasal verbs – part 2

Here is the next lesson about using the verb ‘to go’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to go down’ means to get smaller or decrease. They are much cheaper than before. The price has gone down by at least ten percent. The price of laptop computers has gone […]

Phrasal Verbs – give

Let’s have a look at the verb ‘to give’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common expressions: ‘to give away’ means to give something for free, for no payment. In this issue of the magazine, they are giving away a free CD I gave away all my old clothes that were too […]

Phrasal verbs- ‘take’ part 4

Here is the final part of our look at some common expressions using the verb ‘to take ‘ combined with particles: ‘to take up’ means to start doing a hobby or activity. Since he retired, he’s taken up golf. I’m thinking of taking up yoga. It will help me relax. ‘to take up’ also means […]

Phrasal Verbs – take part 2

Now let’s continue looking at some common expressions using the verb ‘to take ‘ combined with particles: ‘to take in’ means to let someone stay in your house as a guest. She is taking in paying guests to help pay for her house. She took in a lodger to help pay the mortgage. ‘to take […]

Phrasal Verbs -‘take’ part 1

Now let’s begin looking at some common expressions using the verb ‘to take ‘ combined with particles: ‘to take after’ means to resemble a parent or family member. She’s blond with blue eyes. She takes after her father. He is good at maths. He doesn’t take after me! ‘to take along’ means you take someone […]

Understanding English Grammar – run part 2

Let’s continue looking at the verb ‘to run’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to run into’ someone means to meet them unexpectedly. I ran into Jane in reception. I hadn’t seen her for ages. Sara ran into her ex-boyfriend in the supermarket. She said it was very embarrassing. […]

Put part 2

Let’s continue with more expression with the verb ‘to put’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to put forward’ an idea or opinion means to suggest something for discussion. A few suggestions have been put forward for consideration. Jan put forward a few ideas for raising money for the […]

Phrasal Verbs – Make

Let’s now look at the verb ‘to make’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to make for’ means to go on the direction of. He got up and made for the exit. When he came into the room, he made straight for me. ‘to make of’ means think of, […]

Word Grammar – Let part 1

In today’s lesson, we’re going to look at the use of ‘let’ in some common phrasal verbs. In the second part, we’ll look at the common grammar patterns using ‘let’. This  lesson is about using the verb ‘to let’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions: ‘to let down’ means […]