- go after someone
Meaning: follow someone
Example: The police officer went after the thief in his car.
go after something
Meaning: try to achieve something
Example: I went after my dream and now I can work from anywhere in the world!
What is your dream? How are you going after it?
- drop someone/something off
Meaning: take someone/something somewhere and leave them/it there
Example: My sister asked me to drop her off at the airport tonight. She’s going to Florida for the weekend.
- add up to something
Example: In Ecuador, a meal typically adds up to $3 or $4!
I have been living in Ecuador for almost 6 months now. Living expenses in Ecuador add up to a lot less than they do in the United States.
Did you know that Southeast Asia is one of the cheapest places in the world to live? That will be my next stop in my travels. Asia here I come!
- call on someone
Meaning: ask for an answer or an opinion
Example: The teacher called on Thomas to answer question 10.
When my family and friends have a grammar question they call on me. And you should do the same!
- look up to someone
Meaning: have a lot of respect for
Example: I have always looked up to my parents.
When I was a child, I looked up to the US Women’s National Soccer team. Did you know that the US Women’s National team won the first ever Women’s World Cup in 1991? Since then, they have also won the 1999 Women’s World Cup and four Olympic gold medals!
Who do you look up to?