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#EngVocab: Phrasal verbs with ‘get’

Phrasal verb is a combination of verb and preposition or adverb or both. The combination usually gives a different meaning from the original verb. Do you know any phrasal verb with the word  ‘get’?

  1. Get up. Meaning: to get out of bed.
    • Example:
      • “I get up at 06.00 am in the morning.”
  2. Get through. Meaning: to succeed in finishing a task, or to manage to talk to someone on the phone.
    • Example:
      • “All these trials will get you through life.”
  3. Get over. Meaning: to overcome a problem, to recover from an illness.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t be sad, you will get over it.”
  4. Get out/get off. Meaning:  to leave.
    • Example:
      • “It’s dangerous, get out of there!”
  5. Get across. Meaning: to cause to be understood.
    • Example:
      • “The idea will get across on mind after the presentation.”
  6. Get along. Meaning: to have a friendly relationship.
    • Example:
      • “My cousin gets along well with his classmates.”
  7. Get away. Meaning: to leave or escape from a person or place.
    • Example:
      • “I need to get away from everything and everyone.”
  8. Get on with. Meaning: to start doing or continue doing activity.
    • Example:
      • “Let’s get on with the party!”
  9. Get in. Meaning: to go inside, to arrive.
    • Example:
      • “Hurry up, get in the car!”
  10. Get down (to). Meaning: to get serious.
    • Example:
      • “If you get down to something, you have to give full concentration.”
  11. Get by. Meaning: to manage to survive.
    • Example:
      • “I finally got by the problem after struggling for a while.”
  12. Get back. Meaning: to return from a place.
    • Example:
      • “I got back from Paris yesterday.”


Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, April 16, 2017


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#IOTW: Idioms related to shape

1. To go back to square one. Meaning: to start over because of setbacks.


  • “June’s business is failing. I think she needs to go back to square one.”

2. To be fair and square. Meaning: to treat everyone impartially.


  • “As an elected mayor, I want you to be fair and square to everyone.”

3. To attempt to square the circle. Meaning: to try to do the impossible.


  • “I will attempt to square the circle; I want to find the Fountain of Youth!”

4. To round on someone. Meaning: to react angrily on someone.


  • “She rounded on the bullies and slapped them.”

5. A vicious circle/cycle. Meaning: the solution of the problem starts another problem.


  • “Avenging people is a vicious circle, Master Bruce. It is not justice.”

6. Circling the drain. Meaning: dying but continues to cling to life.


  • “My grandma has been circling the drain for a couple of weeks. I think she’s waiting for my brother to come home.”

7. Spiral out of control. Meaning: A situation that gets worse all the time.


  • “The number of crime is spiraling out of control lately. We need to do something about it.”

Compiled and written by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 7 October 2016



#EngTrivia: Important phrases in an airport

(Source: onemileatatime.boardingarea.com)

This time, we are going to discuss some important phrases you might find in an airport.

You might find these phrases/questions important when you are planning to go abroad. Thus, mark them somewhere in case you need it someday so that you may prepare what to answer when asked.

Phrases when you check-in

  1. ‘Your passport and ticket, please.”
    Meaning: Toling perlihatkan tiket dan paspormu.
  2. “Are you checking-in any bags?”
    Meaning: Ada tas yang mau disimpan di bagasi pesawat?
  3. “Would you like a window or an aisle seat?”
    Meaning: Mau duduk di samping jendela atau di samping lorong?
  4. “There’s an excess baggage charge of $XX.”
    Meaning: Ada biaya kelebihan bagasi sebesar $XX.
  5. “Did you pack your bags yourself?”
    Meaning: Anda mengepak tas Anda sendiri?
  6. “Has anyone had access to your bags in the meantime?”
    Meaning: Ada yang membuka tas kamu beberapa saat lalu?
  7. “Do you have any liquids or sharp objects in your hand baggage?”
    Meaning: Ada cairan atau benda tajam di tas jinjing/backpackmu?

Phrases in security check area.

  1. “Could you put any metallic objects into the tray, please?”
    Meaning: Tolong letakkan semua barang berbahan metal di nampan/baki.
  2. “Please empty your pockets and put the contents in the tray.”
    Meaning: Kosongkan kantong Anda dan letakkan isinya di baki.
  3. Please take your laptop out of its case.”
    Meaning: Keluarkan laptop Anda dari tempat/tas/sarungnya.

That’s all. Hope they help you prepare your travel better. Bon voyage!

Source: https://www.speaklanguages.com/english/phrases/travelling-by-air


Compiled and written by @wisznu at @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, February 18, 2016

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#EngClass: Phrase

‘Phrase’ adalah sekelompok kata (2 kata atau lebih) yang dapat berfungsi sebagai noun, verb, adjective, atau adverb.

Tidak seperti kalimat, ‘frasa’ tidak memiliki subjek dan predikat. Contoh ‘phrase’:

  • beautiful lady,
  • bus station,
  • very important person, etc.

‘Phrase’ terdiri dari head (kata kunci atau yang diterangkan) dan modifier (yang menerangkan).


  • beautiful lady
    • ‘lady’ sebagai ‘head’ (H) atau yang diterangkan.
    • ‘beautiful’ sebagai ‘modifier’ (M) atau yang menerangkan.

Ada beberapa tipe ‘phrase’ berdasarkan jenis ‘head’ (kata kuncinya) yaitu: noun phrase, verb phrase, adverbial phrase, adjectival phrase, participial phrase, dan prepositional phrase.

  1. Noun phrase: frase yang mempunyai kata kunci (head) berupa kata benda. Contoh:
    • romantic dinner, my fiance, his sister’s room.
  2. Verb phrase: frase yang mempunyai kata kunci (head) berupa kata kerja. Contoh:
    • will see, am watching, has passed.
  3. Adverbial phrase: frase yang mempunyai kata kunci (head) berupa kata keterangan. Contoh:
    • too slowly, very quickly.
  4. Adjectival phrase: frase yang mempunyai kata kunci (head) berupa kata sifat. Contoh:
    • very important, full of cars (full sebagai H, cars sebagai M).
  5. Participial phrase: frase yang mempunyai kata kunci (head) berupa kata penjelas (participle) baik aktif maupun pasif. Contoh:
    • sitting over there, activated by a remote.
  6. Prepositional phrase: frase yang mempunyai kata kunci (head) berupa kata depan (preposition). Contoh:
    • on the table, at school, into the forest.


Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, January 5, 2012

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