Posts tagged phrasal verbs
I had a busy weekend. On Saturday I dropped off my suit at the cleaners, and then I had to drop off a package at the post office. I agreed to babysit my neighbor’s son in the afternoon, and she dropped him off around 1pm. We spent the afternoon building things with Legos. It was a lot of fun!
Today, let’s have a look at the phrasal verb drop off.
Definition: To bring or unload something or someone
Use: A person can drop off someone or something somewhere
Structure: drop off [someone/something] or drop [someone/something] off
- I need to drop off my shirts at the dry cleaners.
- Judy drops the kids off at school on her way to work.
Practice: Have you dropped off something or someone recently?
I have some free time this afternoon, so I think I will drop by my friend Paul’s house to see how he is doing. He dropped by after work last night but I wasn’t home. It would be nice to see him.
Phrasal Verb “Drop by”
Definition: To visit for a short time
Use: A person drops by somewhere
Structure: drop by [somewhere]
- I’m going to drop by Albert’s house after work.
- Bill said he will drop by on his way to the airport.
Practice: Have you dropped by somewhere recently?
My old boss used to give speaches that dragged on for over two hours. Sometimes he spoke for three hours. It is really tough to stay awake and alert when someone talks so long.
Definition: Drag on means to continue for an unnecessarily long time
Use: A person or a thing can drag on
Structure: [something] or[someone] drags on
- Bob’s speech dragged on for two hours.
- The labor strike has dragged on for two weeks.
- That new movie dragged on too long.
Practice: Try to answer the questions:
- Has something dragged on around you recently? Have you been to a meeting or a movie that dragged on? Do you know someone who drags on when they talk or give a presentation?