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English Phrasal Verb – Burn down

Phrasal Verb burn down Definition destroyed by fire Examples “This old house would have burnt down a long time ago” John Prine, Angel from Montgomery He threw a cigarette on the floor and caused the barn to burn down. Verb and preposition separated? Can be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British / International International Regular / Irregular Burn is […]

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English Phrasal Verb – Break down

Phrasal Verb break down Definition to stop working (something mechanical) Examples “The years just flow by like a broken down dam” John Prine, Angel from Montgomery My car broken down and I had to push it to the garage. Verb and preposition separated? Can’t be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British / International International Regular / Irregular Break is […]

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What is ____ like?

When we want someone to describe something or someone for us, we can ask the question “What is … like?“ What is the weather like? It’s hot and sunny. What’s your mother like? She’s patient and kind. What’s New York like? It’s big and exciting. What was the match like? It was boring.

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English Phrasal Verbs – Glide down

Phrasal Verb glide down Definition to move freely without a care Examples “Believe we’re gliding down the highway when in fact we’re slip slidin’ away” Paul Simon, Slip slidin’ away. The bride glided down the aisle on her father’s arm. Verb and preposition separated? Can’t be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British /International International Regular / Irregular Glide […]

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