Today we’ll continue a look at phrasal verbs. Today’s featured verb is take. Read the following story and see how many of the phrasal verbs starting with turn you know.
Once I get home from the office I take off my shoes and relax. My hobby is fixing cars, and tonight I am going to take apart the engine. I bought a new part last week, but it doesn’t work, so I need to take it out and then take it back to the store. I hope they will let me take my money back. Before I start working, I’m going to have dinner. Tonight we are taking out Chinese food. My sister is joining us because tomorrow she is flying to Miami. I think her plane takes off at 7am. My sister takes after my mom. She’s got all the creativity in the family!
How did you do? Lets look at the meanings now:
- I take off my shoes and relax. When you take off your clothes, you remove them.
- I am going to take apart the engine. When you take something apart, you dismantle it.
- I need to take out the part. When you take something out, you remove it.
- …and then take it back to the store. When you take something back to the store, you return it.
- I hope they will let me take my money back. When someone lets you take back something, they return it to you.
- Tonight we are taking out Chinese food. When you take out food, you buy it at a restaurant and then eat it at home.
- Her plane takes off at 7am. When a plane takes off it departs.
- My sister takes after my mom. When you take after someone, you resemble them.
OK, that’s all for today’s phrasal verb lesson. Who do you take after?