AN INTRODUCTION TO PHRASAL VERBS WITH « COME »

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Phrasal verbs are an essential part of natural everyday English. Here are ten phrasal verbs with “come” to familiarize yourself with and add to your vocabulary.

There are approximately 10,000 phrasal verbs in the English language, and they are used frequently in informal speech. English speakers often use phrasal verbs instead of their more formal Latin-based equivalents.

(PART ONE)

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Look at the newspaper headlines below. Each headline contains a phrasal verb with “come”. Read the headlines and the summary underneath and try to figure out the meaning of the verbs from the context.


1. FERRARI TOLD TO COME UP WITH THEIR OWN COST-CUTTING PLAN

The FIA has responded to Ferrari’s threat to withdraw from formula one if the governing body introduce standard engines by challenging the teams to think of a better idea.

2. NIGHT THE SUN CAME UP

Thirty years ago tomorrow the Sun newspaper was reborn under Rupert Murdoch. We look back at this famous publication.

3. RED HOT WAYS TO COME IN FROM THE COLD

Every winter brings new ideas on how to swap frostbite for sunburn. Jane Knight searches the globe for the latest ways to cheat the seasons.

4. THEY COME OVER HERE, THEY GIVE US JOBS…

Many people view immigration as a threat to their country, but businessmen from across the world are coming over to North America and creating jobs.

5. CAN GAY SPORT STARS EVER COME OUT?

It’s time to tackle homophobia amongst fans and in the dressing room, say many within the world of sport.

6. OPPOSITION PARTY TO COME OUT WITH MANIFESTO FOR WOMEN

The main opposition party yesterday said it would come up with a special manifesto for women on March 10 and create history by becoming the first political party in the country to create such a manifesto.

7. JUST WHEN YOU DON’T NEED A SCANDAL, A DOZEN COME ALONG TOGETHER

Where will the scandal erupt next? That’s the question nervous US investors who have had their fingers severely burned in the past six months of accounting frauds and insider trading are asking themselves.

8. COME BACK AND HELP US, POLAND BEGS ITS PEOPLE

So many young Poles are leaving to find jobs and a better life in Britain that bosses back home are desperate for them to return to keep the wheels of Polish industry turning, writes Daniel McLaughlin in Wroclaw.

9. ‘COME ON, IT’LL BE FUN’

When Milcho Manchevski persuaded Joseph Fiennes to star in his movie in the Balkans, nobody mentioned forest fires, dysentery, mad sheep, plagues of wasps – or the nearby war. Fiachra Gibbons reports from the set of the ‘eastern western’ Dust

10. ACTOR COMES ON TO CO-STAR’S WIFE AT NIGHTCLUB

There was a scandal last night when the leading actor in this week’s blockbuster tried to kiss his fellow star’s wife.

*Articles found at Google News and the Guardian online. The original content has been modified.

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fLook at the ten definitions below and match them with the ten phrasal verbs with “come”. Answers are at the end of the article.

The ten phrasal verbs in this lesson are: come out with, come along, come on to, come back, come over, come in, come out, come on, come up with, come up.

  1. (EXAMPLE) visit, to travel to = come over
  2. enter
  3. reveal homosexuality (also to expel, leave or be remove)
  4. please (asking/persuading someone to do something)
  5. create, devise
  6. rise, to materialize
  7. publicize, produce, launch
  8. arrive
  9. make a romantic or sexual advance
  10. return

NOTE: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition, so be aware that the meaning provided here is only one of many!

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Here are two dialogues using the same ten verbs. Read through the conversations and try to fill in the gaps with the relevant phrasal verbs. Think about where the conversations are taking place, and what the topic is.

CONVERSATION ONE

Jake: Hi Mr. Andrews.

Mr. Andrews: Hi Jake. Come in. How are you?

Jake: Fine thanks.

Mr. Andrews: Good. Did you come up with any interesting ideas in the meeting earlier today?

Jake: A few, yes, but really we needed more time to develop them further.

Mr. Andrews: And what about the delays that we’ve had recently due to bad weather?

Jake: That didn’t come up much in conversation, but we aren’t expecting any more bad weather. Basically everyone is hoping that there will be no more setbacks and that we can complete the project by the end of June.

Mr. Andrews: The end of June? Come on! That’s only a month behind schedule; don’t you think you’re being overly ambitious?

Jake: I see your point, but no. The construction is coming along really well, and despite the problems we are making good progress and are on course for the end of June

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CONVERSATION TWO

Mark: …Once again, I’m so sorry for spilling the wine on your dress.

Lisa: Don’t worry, I think it’ll come out when I clean it later.

Mark: I was wondering whether you’d like to come over to my place actually, if you have nothing else to do this evening.

Lisa: I’m quite tired, so maybe not.

Mark: But it’s only 8 o’clock…

Lisa: Er.

Mark: You look so beautiful tonight.

Lisa: Mark, please, you’ve been coming on to me all night, you have to stop. I’m sorry but I’m not interested.

Mark: But I love you!

Lisa: What?

Mark: I love you!

Lisa: How can you just come out with that? We’ve only known each other for a week. I’m going to go home.

Mark: Wait, come back!

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Making reference to the two conversations, look through the following statements. Are they TRUE or FALSE?f

  1. (EXAMPLE) Mr. Andrews asks Jake to enter the room/office = TRUE
  2. Mr Andrews asks Jake if he made a sexual advance on someone during the meeting.
  3. Jake tells Mr. Andrews that they spent a long time discussing the delays.
  4. Mr. Andrews isn’t convinced that the project will be finished by the end of June.
  5. Jake explains that it is construction which is slowing down progress.
  6. Lisa thinks that the wine stain on her dress will be difficult to remove.
  7. Mark admits to Lisa that he is homosexual.
  8. Lisa is sexually attracted to Mark.
  9. Lisa is suprised at something Mark says.
  10. Mark invites Lisa to his apartment.

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Answers:

  1. come over
  2. come in
  3. come out
  4. come on
  5. come up with
  6. come up
  7. come out with
  8. come along
  9. come on to
  10. come back

  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True
  5. False
  6. False
  7. False
  8. False
  9. True
  10. True

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