Phrasal Verbs – look

Today we’re going to start looking at the verb ‘to look’ combined with particles. Here are some of the most common: ‘to look after’ means to take care of someone or something. When I have to travel on business, my parents usually look after my children. I look after the office when my colleagues are … Read more

Phrasal Verbs – think

These exercises are about using the verb ‘to think’ combined with particles: ‘to think ahead’ means to make plans or arrangements for the future. Just concentrate on today and try not to think too far ahead. We’re already thinking ahead to what will happen after the elections. ‘to think back’ means to look back over … Read more

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 … Read more

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘stop’

These exercises are about using the verb ‘to stop ‘ combined with particles: Please note that some of these expressions are not used in American English. ‘to stop away’ means to deliberately not go back to a place. Since the beach was polluted by petrol, people have been stopping away. After the terrorist attacks on London, tourists … Read more