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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 12

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 12

 

1. go on
CONTINUE
 to continue to happen or exist
 
Dictionary examples:
  • The meeting went on until six o'clock.
  • The path seemed to go on forever.
  • I know she's upset about losing her job, but life must go on.
  • Jonathan, this can't go on any more, this week you spent with me I could see you have been working too hard.

 

 
2. go on
HAPPEN
 to happen
 
Dictionary example:
  • Why aren't they here yet? What's going on?
  • "What is going on?", I asked.

 

 
3. go out
RELATIONSHIP
 If two people go out together, they have a romantic relationship with each other.
 
Dictionary examples:
  • I've been going out with Peter for a year.
  • Dan and I have been going out together for over two years now.
  • Her name is Francesca and I met her at university. She is very nice, so we decided to go out together.
 

 

4. go out
LIGHT/FIRE
 If a light or something that is burning goes out, it stops producing light or heat.
 
Dictionary example:
  • Shall I put some more wood on the fire or let it go out?
  • I have never beli[e]ved in ghost[s], but why did the lights go out?

 

 
5. go up
INCREASE
 to become higher in level
 
Dictionary example:
  • Food prices keep going up.
  • You should have a lot of money because the cost of li[ving] is going up.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 12