Turn Up (Meaning Arrive) – Phrasal Verb Lesson

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The phrasal verb turn up has a number of different meanings, but for today’s English lesson, let’s look at the meaning of arrive. You can say that someone, like your co-worker or classmate, or something, like a train or bus turns up a certain way. Here are some examples:

  1. Jack turned up late for work today. Poor Jack, he’s always turning up late for work.
  2. My friend Tommy usually turns up late when we have a party.
  3. In New York City, the trains don’t often turn up on time.
  4. The bus turned up late this morning, so I was late for my English class.

How about you? Do you usually turn up on time for work or school? Do the trains in your town usually turn up on time or late? Leave a comment and let me know!

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