Welcome to your free Phrasal verbs with ON / OFF 2 lesson! In this topic we talk about:
Phrasal verbs with ON
- Verb + ON = continue doing something. Walk ON = continue walking, Drive ON = continue driving, etc.
The policeman called to the man, but he drove on.
- go ON (continue):
The picnic went on until 6pm.
- go ON + verb+ing or carry ON + verb+ing = continue doing something:
We can’t go on living like this, something has to change.
He didn’t want to carry on working here, so he quit.
- We can also use “go on with something” or “carry on with something”:
Don’t let me interrupt you, please carry on with your work.
- “Keep on verb+ing” = do something continuously or repeatedly:
She keeps on forgetting to charge her phone! I’m fed up with it!
All the uses of GET ON
- get ON = progress:
How is your son getting on at his new school?
- get ON with someone = have a good relationship with someone:
My parents-in-law don’t get on. They’re always arguing.
He gets on well with his brothers.
- get ON with something = continue doing something. This is normally used after an interruption:
It was nice to see you, now I really must get on with my work.
Phrasal verbs with OFF
- doze OFF, drop OFF and nod OFF (fall asleep):
I nodded off on the bus and missed my stop!
- finish OFF (do the last part of something):
Dinner’s almost ready, I just have to finish the rice off.
- go OFF (explode or ring):
A bomb went off at the airport, luckily nobody was hurt.
The alarm went off at 6am.
- put OFF (cause someone to not do something):
I really want to visit the mountain, but the long walk puts me off.
She saw the insect in her meal and was instantly put off.
- rip OFF (cheat someone, normally for money):
You spent €10,000 for that car? I think you were ripped off.
- show OFF (try to impress people with your ability, your knowledge etc):
James ran up the mountain. I think he was just showing off.
- tell OFF (speak angrily to someone because they did something wrong):
He was told off for running at the swimming pool.