Learn English Phrasal Verbs – Stay Behind

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The phrasal verb stay behind means to remain in a place or situation after others have left.

Here are some example sentences using this phrasal verb in American English.

  • After the class ended, a few students stayed behind to ask the teacher questions.
  • He had to stay behind at the office to finish the report while his colleagues left.
  • If you’re not finished, feel free to stay behind and complete the assignment.

How about you? When was the last time you stayed behind for something? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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