Archive | Phrasal Verbs

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Prepositions: Small, But They Can Mean the World!

Prepositions are small but mighty! Today a student told me that over the weekend, a friend had thrown up popcorn on her.  My response was “Eeew!  Gross!” She looked confused.  What she meant was that her friend had tossed popcorn at her in a playful way. Look at the difference: Throw up is a phrasal […]

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rememberingandforgetting

Talking About: Remembering & Forgetting

When we remember to do something—remember + an infinitive—we complete a plan that we made earlier. I might tell my students “Remember to study for your test,” or “Remember to do your homework.” When we remember doing something—remember + a gerund— that means we have that picture in our heads. We can see ourselves doing […]

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