Business Phrasal verbs
If you’re not a native speaker of English and wish to learn the language, Phrasal Verbs are going to be your best friend and your worst enemy – NOT in that order. At first phrasal verbs are complicated, difficult, and unruly. However, as you progress and strengthen your understanding, phrasal verbs become useful tools and also demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the English language. But before we look at my favourite phrasal verbs used in business, what exactly is a phrasal verb?
Phrasal verbs are phrases that utilize a verb and often one to two (or more) elements, such as a preposition, that combine to form a single unit with a specific meaning. Often phrasal verbs change the meaning of the original verb being used. For example, let’s examine the verb, ‘put.’ This verb literally means to place or to move something, such as an object.
‘Put’ can be used in a multitude of ways. When we add the preposition, ‘on,’ after the verb ‘put,’ we make the phrasal verb, ‘(to) put on.’ To ‘put on,’ also has a variety of meanings and often depends on the subject and context of what the user is trying to say. For example, we can say:
Phrasal Verbs require practice and patience, and now that we have looked at what they are, I’m going to tell you about some helpful phrasal verbs used in business!
These are my five favourite Phrasal Verbs used in business! There is a plethora of phrasal verbs in the English Language, so you had better start learning them now! One great trick for learning these tricky expressions is to say them out loud with a friend (or a teacher!). What are your favourite phrasal verbs? Contact me and let me know!