English Phrasal Verbs – out part 3

If you are ‘tired out’ you are very tired. All this work is beginning to tire me out. I need a break. The long journey has tired me out. If you ‘back out’ of something, you decide not to do something that you had previously agreed to do. John was going to make the presentation … Read more

Phrasal verbs – work

These exercises look at the verb ‘to work’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to work against’ means to cause problems for someone or something, make it harder to achieve. When you are applying for a job, age often works against you. Their image works against them. They need to change … Read more

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 … Read more