June 21, 2021
Phrasal Verbs in English – How to Use To Chip In
How are you doing?
This is a new phrasal verb post! I hope you enjoy it. As usual, I will give you the most popular meanings of today’s phrasal verb. Today you will learn all about the phrasal verb “watch out for”. Yep! Watch out for is a very popular phrasal verb. In this post, I will show the two most popular uses of this phrasal verb.
You probably know the verb “watch”, don’t you? we usually use this verb to talk about movies we “see” (watch), TV, etc. But today, let’s learn new stuff, shall we?
here we go!
Example 01: Watch out! The road is rather slippery. It’s been raining a lot lately. Drive slowly.
In this case, I am telling someone to “be careful” “to be alert”, because the road (the person is probably driving) is slippery. Then I continue and explain that is happening because of the rain. Whenever it rains, the roads get very slippery, so it is important to drive carefully and slowly
Example 02: Watch out for snakes, Peter!! This forest is very dangerous.
In this case, I am telling Peter to be careful, because of snakes! Then I continue and explain that forest is very dangerous (not safe)
Example 03: Watch out! You are going to hit the car!
In this case, I am telling someone to “be careful” otherwise they will hit the car
Example 04: Watch out for discounts scam. They are very common during this time of the year.
In this case, I am telling you to be careful, to stay alert and pay attention to the “discount” deals, you know, those perfect deals with 99% discount? Watch out for them! Be careful, they could be a scam, a fraud.
Example 01: My brother has always watched out for me!
In this example, I am talking about my brother who always “protected” me, who always made sure I was safe!
Example 02: The doctors told me to watch out for my mom and make sure she gets all her meds on time.
In this case, the doctors told me to take good care of my mom, to make sure she is ok and remember to give her medication on time.
There you go, now you know another phrasal verb! How about spreading the word? By sharing this post, you are helping other people learn about this phrasal verb!
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