How are you doing?
I hope everything is going fantastically.
Do you ever get frustrated when something seems impossible and you feel that you will never be able to master it? Lots of students say that English phrasal verbs are impossible to memorize but they’re not; it’s just a matter of time.
Remember that a phrasal verb is the combination of a verb and at least one preposition or adverb which has a different meaning to the individual parts separately.
Let’s learn some useful phrasal verbs which you will hear on a regular basis in English:
to eat out: to eat away from home, usually in a restaurant.
Example: I don’t feel like cooking tonight. Let’s eat out.
to give up: to stop trying to do something because it seems too difficult to you
Example: I will never be able to memorize such a long speech. I give up!
to hang on: to wait for a short time (used a lot on the phone)
Example: The operator asked me to hang on while she transferred my call.
to hang up: to end a phone call
Example: She’s been waiting for a long time, she wants to hang up.
to pay off: to have a successful result after a long period of time.
Example: All that studying paid off! What amazing exam results!
to look out: to to be careful, to take care
Example: Look out! That car’s approaching really fast!
These are just some of the phrasal verbs that you can use in everyday conversation. I hope you find them useful. To learn some more useful phrasal verbs.
In the first part of this message I mentioned that learning English, especially phrasal verbs, is just a matter of time. Do you know what this means?
It means that however difficult something seems now, it will eventually happen if you persist. It can be used as encouragement and motivation when someone is frustrated when trying to do something that requires a great deal of patience.
Learning English can be difficult but it’s just a matter of time. Do not give up. Your perseverance and your hard effort will pay off.
Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Phrasal Verb [English Expressions]