Phrasal Verb: go after

  1. go after someone
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: follow someone
    Example: The police officer went after the thief in his car.

    go after something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    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?


Phrasal Verb: add up to

  1. add up to something
    Transitive, Inseparable
    Meaning: equal
    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!

Phrasal verb: look up to

  1. look up to someone
    Transitive, Inseparable
    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?

What is an oxymoron?

An oxymoron is an expression with two contradictory words.


Here’s a list of some of my favorite oxymorons:

clearly confused
exact estimate
pretty ugly
act naturally
found missing
fully empty
seriously funny
original copies
only choice
random order
bigger half