Phrasal Verb of the Day – Give back

I will try to post a “Daily Phrasal Verb” kind of thing. Today’s give back.

Pretty obvious, isn’t it? It means to return something.

E.g.:

  • Why don’t you give back something to society? Do volunteer job at your local school!
  • You have to give back the CD you borrowed from her.
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Phrasal Verbs with ‘Bring’

Bring

Bring up = Raise

  • Bringing up children is not an easy job. = Raising children is not an easy job.

Bring round = Make someone conscious (medical)

  • It took the doctors an hour to bring her round again. = It  took the doctors an hour to make her conscious again.

Bring about = Cause 

  • Most of the damage of the farm was brought about by the tornado. = Most of the damage of the farm was caused by the tornado.

Bring up = Mention

  • I hope he doesn’t bring up the embarrassing problem with the car again. = I hope he doesn’t mention the problem with the car again.

Bring in = Introduce

  • The council has brought in  a new system for parking spaces in the city. = The council has introduced a new system for parking spaces in the city.

Bring back = Remember

  • Visiting Italy again brought back lots of sad memories. = Visiting Italy again made me remember lots of sad memories.

Bring down = Reduce

  • The dealers have to bring down the price of their cars. They’re too expensive. = The dealers have to reduce down the price of their cars. They’re too expensive.

Shall we start the class?

A quick entry just to have something on the front page, hehe. Don’t worry, you’ll see quite a bunch of posts very soon. Grammar errors might be made, you’re warned…

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