Learn 20 intransitive PHRASAL VERBS in English

There are several types of phrasal verbs in English. In this important lesson, I will teach you twenty intransitive phrasal verbs, which are phrasal verbs that aren't followed by an object. In this lesson, you'll study phrasal verbs like speak out, end up, die out, grow up, show up, drop by, and many more. This is a great way to increase your vocabulary, your listening comprehension, and your speaking skills. As always, don't forget to test your understanding by completing the quiz at TRANSCRIPTAll right. Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "20 Intransitive Phrasal Verbs". "Intransitive", this means these phrasal verbs do not have objects. Now, some examples of transitive phrasal verbs are, for example: "My friend opened up a business." This means... "Business" is an object, my friend opened it, and he opened up a business. "I will call you back", "you" are the object and I will call you back, so these two examples: "Open up a business", "Call someone back", they both have objects which means they are transitive. These phrasal verbs don't have objects, no objects, they just exist by themselves. They don't need an object after. Okay? So, let's look at the first 10.First: "break down". "My car broke down." So, here, this means that your car stopped working. Now, you can't say, like: "My car broke down", you know, something else, like if I ran over a motorcycle with my car, say: "My car broke down a motorcycle." You can't say that. Okay? It's just: "My car broke down. My car stopped working." Other things that can break down: Your computer, your phone, usually mechanical things-okay?-or electronic things. Next:"Catch on". If something catches on, it means it starts to become popular. So, viral videos on YouTube catch on. Okay? For example: "That new dance is really catching on." I'm not going to mention the dance and the example, because by the time you see this video, there's probably a new Gangnam Style or a new dab, or something like that available to the young kids out there in the dance clubs. So: "That new dance is really catching on", it means that that dance is becoming popular."Die out". If something dies out or is dying out, or has been dying out, it means it is slowly dying, slowly decreasing in popularity. So, for example: "Blackberry", the company, the cellphone company. "Blackberry has been dying out for years, for many years." So, the Blackberry is not as popular as, you know, it was or is not as popular as the iPhone or Android phones, so the company's popularity has been dying out. Okay? If a species of animal, or insect, or anything is going extinct, you can also say: "That animal, that species is dying out." So, bees, for example, are dying out across the world, which means we will all be dead soon.Next: "drop by". "Can we drop by the bank?" So: "to drop by", this means to make a quick stop, make a quick visit. Now, you're saying: "Alex, you said intransitive phrasal verbs have no object. Why is the bank here?" Well, you're not dropping the bank, you're not doing something to the bank. The bank is not an object, here. The bank is merely a location. Okay? So: "Can we drop by?", "Can we stop...?" You can also say: "Stop by". "Can we drop by the bank?", "Can we make a visit by the bank?", "Can we stop by grandma's house?", "Can we stop by the grocery store?", "Can we make a stop and then continue to another location?"Next: "end up". "Where did you end up?" Okay? So: Where did you, you know, end your travels? What is your final location? Not only a physical location, it can also be, you know: "Where did you end up in your career? Where did you finish in your career?" Okay. "I ended up working for Apple." Or: "I ended up working for Microsoft." I ended up doing something, my final location, my final destination in my work life or in my personal life, or a physical location, too, it can be. So: -"Oh yeah. Where did you end up moving to?" -"Oh, we ended up moving to London", for example. Or: "We ended up moving to Cadaqu�s", whatever. All right."Get back". So: "We got back from vacation yesterday." So: "to get back" in this context means to return. So: "We got back from vacation yesterday." We returned from vacation yesterday.Next: "go ahead". Okay? So if you're telling someone to go ahead, you're telling them to go before you, and you will catch up with them later. So: "You go ahead. I will meet you there." […]

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Hello Alex! Thanks for the tips and especially for this amazing video. I believe that is the most challenging part for me. Whenever you can, please, come up with some of phrasal verbs like these. The fact that you put all of them in sentences, turn this 'process of understanding' much more easy to comprehend. Thanks a lot.
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I devided this video into halves. 10 phresal verbs in one day and the next 10 another day. Some of them I´d known earlier but even though this lesson is really helpful for me. An interesting topic for me would be about popular transitive phresal verbs.
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Brilliant video lesson like always. I have three questions; \n\n1- I have understood the difference between transitive & intransitive phrasel verbs. But I have seen people talking about transitive & intransitive VERBS (only verbs) what does that mean? Or is it the same thing?\n\n2- These intransitive verbs are always /must used without objectives? Or we can add objectives to it? If we do so, will it be right? For example. We set off at 6’O clock to LA .....or....You’re too far. I can’t catch you up?\n\n3- Is PASS OUT also used in the meaning of death? Or is it just used for getting unconscious? \nFor example. He died last year = He (/was) passed out last year?
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Can we say: company's been dying out for the past 3 months..\nis it correct..
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