It’s lesson 4! Don’t forget to practice your phrasal verbs. Here are some ways how….
- Use them in a conversation. This could be in class, or on the street, (if you live in an English speaking country).
- Try them out on a friend who is also learning English
- Write them in a sentence. You can post your sentence here in the comment section and I’ll correct what I can.
- Google the phrase to see how other people use it.
Just use the phrases every day, in whatever way you can.
This Week’s Phrasal Verbs
- Knock around
- Drive down
- Bring on
Knock around– means to discuss something casually without a defined need for an outcome.
- We all sat around and knocked around thoughts on how to come up with some new ideas for next season,
It can also mean to hang out with someone, or spend time with someone.
- I’m just going to knock around with my friend tonight
Knock around can also be used to mean to travel without any specific purpose or direction.
- I knocked around California for a few years.
Drive down- can mean to reduce something, usually cost. When something is driven down, it’s either done on purpose or caused by something.
- Because of the high amount of competition the cost had been driven down.
- When I was shopping at the store the other day I was surprised at how much the prices had been driven down.
It can also mean to take something from one place to another in a car. This usually refers to driving somewhere south or down, but not always. Fly down would mean the same, but in a plane.
- Her dad is going to drive her down to college.
Bring on- means to cause something to happen, or cause someone to do something. While something positive or negative can be brought on, this phrase is usually used when something bad happens.
- I think the cold weather brought on my cold.
- Be careful what you say, you don’t want to bring on her anger.
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