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To visit someone

To use something that someone can offer you

To ask a student a question

Example Sentences for the English Phrasal Verb TO CALL ON

  1. Whenever I was stuck on my Math homework, I would call on my uncle's skills.
  2. He would try and call on his sister whenever he could.
  3. The teacher would always call on Jackie for the answers
  4. I knew I could call on her whenever I needed to.
  5. Mike was sick of being called on in class; he never knew any of the answers.

English Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs can be extremely tricky for learners of English. The reason for this is twofold: there are lots of them and their meaning is not always obvious from the words that make them up. To make things even more difficult, phrasal verbs can have multiple meanings, adding to the headache for learners.

A phrasal verb is made up of a main verb with an attached preposition or adverb. An example of a phrasal verb is run into. Where run is the main verb and into is the preposition. Phrasal verbs can be separated into two groups, intransitive and transitive verbs. Intransitive phrasal verbs do not have a direct object: go out, for example, "I want to go out tonight". Transitive phrasal verbs have a direct object and they can be split up into two further categories: separable and inseparable. With separable transitive phrasal verbs, the verb and the preposition can be split up. For example, both “turn off the radio” and “turn the radio off” are both correct. Inseparable phrasal verbs cannot be split up. For example, “I’ll look after you” is correct, but “I’ll look you after” is not.

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