Phrasal verb: get over

  1. get over something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: recover from an illness, loss or difficulty / overcome a problem
    Example: I just got over the flu, and now my brother has it.

Some experts say that it takes half the amount of time you were in a relationship to get over a breakup.  For example, if you were in a 2-year relationship and broke up it might take 1 year to get over it.

Time for some puns!



Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He is all right now.

Being struck by lighting is a really shocking experience.

How do celebrities stay cool? They have many fans!

Why did the golfer bring two pair of pants to the game? In case he got a hole in one.

Why is English so confusing?

There is no egg in the eggplant,
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England,
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted, but if we examine its paradoxes we find that:
Quicksand takes you down slowly,
Boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing?
If the plural of tooth is teeth,
Shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?
If the teacher taught,
Why hasn’t the preacher praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
What the heck does a humanitarian eat?
Why do people recite at a play,
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways?
How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day,
And as cold as hell on another?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down,
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers,
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn’t a race at all.)

That is why:
When the stars are out they are visible,
But when the lights are out they are invisible.
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts,
But when I wind up this poem
It ends.

Phrasal verb: bring up

  1. bring someone up
    Transitive, Separable (in some cases)
    Meaning: raise a child
    Example: My aunt and uncle brought me up after my parents passed away.

Did you know that 2% of children in the United States are adopted and brought up by parents that don’t share the same genes?

    2.  bring something up
         Transitive, Separable
         Meaning: start talking about a subject
         Example: She always brings up her wedding when I talk to her.