English Phrasal Verbs – out part 4

If you ‘show somebody out’, you show them the door out of the building. My secretary will show you out. Could you show Ms Smith out? If you ‘set out’, you start a journey or activity. We need to set out early if we want to get there in time for lunch. I set out … Read more

Understanding English Grammar – phrasal verbs ‘set’ part 2

Here are some more common expressions using the verb ‘to set’ combined with particles: ‘to set something off’ means to cause it to start or happen. The smoke from my cooking set the smoke alarm off. The proposals for a new shopping centre have set off a very heated debate in the town. ‘to set … Read more