fall behind with or on

When we use “fall behind with” and “fall behind on”? I mean when we use that verb with “with” and when we use with “on”? He was ill for six weeks and fell behind with his schoolwork. I’ve fallen behind on the mortgage payments. are both sentences above correct? Answer Oxford Learners Dictionaries says they … Read more

How to stress Phrasal verb?

Many people told me that the particle is stressed when it comes to Intransitive Phrasal Verb. (like “warm up” in this video https://youtu.be/9I1DBOJERns?t=3) (Text: Winter’s over, the weather’s starting to warm up) However, I caught the speaker in this audio stressed the verb “warm”, not the particle “up”. So… Which one, the verb or the … Read more

Changing of phrasal verbs by tenses

Probably that is extremely strange question , but can I change pharasal verbs by tenses ? There is no something else information at the most popular resources . For example , break down Past Simple — broke down Present Simple — break down Future Simple — will break down If true , what the forms … Read more

why do we use phrasal verbs in English?

I want to know why we use phrasal verbs? I saw many phrasal verbs that have similar meaning with a verb. why do we use them when there are verbs? Answer We use a phrasal verb (e.g. put down to) instead of its single-word equivalent (attribute) for the same reason that we choose between any … Read more

Is it correct, look for + in?

Is it correct, the use of look for + in? Example: I looked for in the list of countries… If not which ones will be the alternatives? Thanks in advance. Answer This specific construction is ungrammatical: ✘ I looked for in the list of countries. It’s a hybrid of two different grammatical constructions: ✔ I … Read more

meaning of ‘rise to do’

What does ‘rise to (do)’ mean in this sentence? Something like ‘come to’ or ‘get to’? They later went to work at regular jobs. But none rose to become a good scholar or a fine artist. Answer It’s closer to “get to” (or, more closely, “go on to”/”went on to”) than “come to”, unless the … Read more

Take vs. Take over

In the context of customer support, when a support agent starts working on new ticket and marks it as hers; What would be the correct form to describe this action? Would it be correct to call it “take” when it is a new ticket and “take over” when it was already taken? Could it be … Read more