Posts tagged phrasal verbs
I was walking on Broadway yesterday and someone was dressed in a Santa suit giving out samples of hand lotion. I thought it was kind of strange that Santa would be giving out samples on the street! I was trying to go to Rockefeller center to see the tree, but it was so crowded, so I decided to give up.
Definition: To distubute something
Use: A person or a business can give something out
Structure: give out [something] or give [something] out
- Someone was giving out free samples of dish soap at the train station.
- Every year, city hall gives park passes out to the local residents.
Definition: To surrender
Use: A person or a group of people can give up
Structure: give up [something] or give up [doing something]
- I gave up playing baseball when I was twenty-five.
- Rachel tried to give smoking up several times.
Practice: Have you ever tried to give something up? What does your city or town give out?
One of my favorite things to do is to eat out. There is a large variety of restaurants in NYC, and if you like to eat out, you can find cuisine from all over the world here, in all price ranges.
Today, let’s have a look at the phrasal verb eat out
Definition: To eat a meal at a restaurant instead of at home
Use: You can eat out or eat out at a place
Structure: eat out or eat out [somewhere]
- We like to eat out on Friday nights.
- Lenny said he ate out at that new Italian restaurant on 32nd Street.
Practice: Where do you like to eat out?
I was invited to a business conference on Social Networking. Since it was a professional event, I needed to dress up for it. I haven’t gotten dressed up in quite a while, so it felt refreshing to put on a suit and tie. A woman at the conference brought her 5 year old daughter. She dressed her up in a cute red dress with a bow.
Today, let’s have a look at the phrasal verb dress up
Definition: To wear fancy or formal clothing
Use: A person dresses up for special occasions
Structure: dress up or dress up [someone] or dress [someone] up
- I like to dress up when I go out to eat.
- Ken dressed his daughter up for the party.
Practice: Have you gotten dressed up recently? Do you need to get dressed up for work? Have you dressed up someone recently?