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.
- 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.
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.
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…