Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pearson Brown English Lesson -Phrasel Verb "Out"

If you ‘show somebody out’, you show them the door out of the building.

* My secretary will show you out.
* Could you show Ms Smith out?

If you ‘set out’, you start a journey or activity.

* We need to set out early if we want to get there in time for lunch.
* I set out to be an architect but ended up a zoologist.

To ‘set out’ can also mean to give all the details or a full explanation.

* She set out all the facts clearly in her presentation.
* The contract clearly sets out your terms of employment.

If you ‘cross something out’, you draw a line through it because it is wrong.

* You can’t just cross out things you don’t like in the contract. We need to retype it.
* Just cross out her name and put your own in its place.

If you ‘miss out’ on something, you don’t get something that you would like that other people get.

* I missed out on the bonus because I’d not met my sales targets.
* There are some real bargains in the sales. Make sure you don’t miss out.

If you ‘pass out’, you lose consciousness.

* He had too much to drink and passed out.
* It was so hot that I thought I was going to pass out.

If you ‘pass something out’, you distribute it to people in the room.

* I’m going to pass out a copy of the letter for you to study.
* Could someone pass out these papers, please?

If you ‘point someone or something out’, you indicate where they are, either by speaking or by pointing your finger.

* If Diana is at this party, I’ll point her out to you.
* Martin pointed out several mistakes I had made.

If you ‘point something out’, you tell them a fact they did not know, usually relevant to the current discussion.

* Harry pointed out that our sale in China were rising rapidly.
* I must point out that this new system has several disadvantages.

If you ‘share something out’, you divide it into smaller amounts and give one part to each person.

* We shared out the bonus between seven of us.
* You need to share out the work equally between you.


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