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30 English Phrasal Verb Commands

"How do I use phrasal verbs?" This is one of the most common questions that intermediate and advanced English students ask. In this lesson, I will teach you 30 common phrasal verbs that you can use as commands. Each phrasal verb also has useful examples, and you can check your understanding with a massive thirty-question quiz at after you've watched the lesson! To give you a taste of this lesson, you will learn phrasal verb commands like: move over, gather around, chill out, listen up, hang on, get back, drink up, come on, carry on, back up, and many more! So what are you waiting for? Gather around, listen up, and carry on improving your English language skills.

Next, watch Rebecca's video on 10 easy commands!

Get the resource with 100 PHRASAL VERBS:


-"Let me see your identification." -"You don't need to see his identification." -"We don't need to see his identification." -"These aren't the droids you're looking for." -"These aren't the droids we're looking for." -"He can go about his business." -"You can go about your business." -"Move along." -"Move along." Yeah.

Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking and welcome to this lesson on "30 Phrasal Verb Commands". So, simple enough. Right? You're going to hear 30 commands that use phrasal verbs, and I will tell you the context in which you can use each one, and we'll do some very quick pronunciation and repeat-after-me practice as well. Now, after this lesson, if you can't get enough of phrasal verb commands, you can check out the resource that Rebecca made where she lists 100 phrasal verb commands. And she also has another video that is linked to this video where you can get, you know, a lesson on 10 more commands, similar to these ones right behind me. So, let's not waste any more time and we're going to go, one, two, three, four, five, six, all the way to 30 and we'll do it relatively quickly with an example and an explanation of the context for each.

So, the first one, repeat after me: "Back off." This is what you say when you want someone to, you know, get out of your personal space. So, usually if you are annoyed at the individual, you could say: "Back off. You are too close to me." Okay?

Next: "Back up." Now, "back up" is similar to "back off", but it can be used in a more formal situation by someone, like, you know, a police officer or a security guard. So, for example, if there is, you know, a line where another line is formed and you cannot cross this line, and you do cross that line, you know, a police officer or a security guard or someone might ask you to: "Back up. Back up." This means: Go back a little bit, take a few steps back. They probably won't say: "Back off". "Back off" is much stronger, so you can use: "Back up" in a more formal situation where you want the person to move out of the way and to move back a little bit. Okay? So: "Back up. Just move back, everybody." Okay?

Next: "Carry on." So, repeat after me: "Carry on." This simply means continue, do what you were doing before. So: "Carry on. Carry on."

Next, repeat after me: "Chill out." This just means: "Be calm, relax. Okay? I see you're upset. Chill out." Okay? So: "chill" comes from, like, you know, to cool, to be calmer. Don't get so hot. Be calm, be cool, chill out.

Next, repeat: "Come back." This simply means return. Okay? So: "Hey. Come back. Come back. Return."

Next: "Come on." So, this can mean to come, follow me. "Come on. Let's go." Or, if you don't, you know, believe a person's story or you want to show surprise, you can say: "Come on. Really? Come on."

Okay, next: "Come in." So, if you have invited someone to your house, you open the door and you want to, you know, invite them to enter your house, you can say: "Come in." All right? So repeat it: "Come in."

Next: "Come over." So, if you are inviting a person to your house, you're talking to them on the phone and you want them to come to where you are, usually it's your house, but it could be another place like your work or a caf� somewhere, but usually it's, you know, their house, you can say: "Hey. Come over. I'm free now." Or: "Come over in ten minutes." Okay? So this means: Come to where I am. Usually it's the person's house. "Yeah, you can come over. Come over." Give a command.

Next: "Dream on. Dream on. Dream..." You know, the Aerosmith song from the 70s or... I think it was the 70s. And, "to dream on" basically means you don't believe what this person is saying or they have this big, big impossible dream in their head or something, like: -"Oh, I'm going to play this lottery ticket and I'm going to win the lottery this weekend. That's my plan for the weekend." -"Dream on." Okay? So, this means: "Keep dreaming, continue to dream. I don't believe you." All right?

Next: "Drink up." So, repeat: "Drink up." […]

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