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What is a phrasal verb?
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone.
- Today’s verb: Back, Bank
- Today’s phrasal verbs: Back away, back out, bank on
Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 10 – Back
Meaning: to move backward away from something or someone
Memory Tip: This means they went backward, away from the spot.
Usage: They backed away from the accident spot when the police asked.
Meaning: to decide not to do something that you had said you would do
Memory Tip: ‘Out’ sounds like leaving something you
Usage: They backed out of the deal.
Meaning: to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated
Memory Tip: Back down sounds similar to sit down; In ancient times,
Usage: He showed wisdom by backing down.
Meaning: To base your hopes on something/someone
Memory Tip: Bank on sounds similar to “bank loan” –
Usage: I’m banking on you with this project.
Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 10 – Exercise
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