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My company likes to save money by _______________ work.

I had to ______________ my friend Jon the other day because he didn't have the money to pay his rent. Maybe if people donated money to him on his website, he would be able to pay his rent.

At the meeting Kara _______________ some ways our company could save money.

You need to think hard and ______________ what to study in university.

The new Honda Civic with the 5-speed transmission will ______________ next August.

I feel like I __________ because I gave up what I believed in for money.

The EngVid moderator is _______________ because she has to work so hard dealing with so many rude comments. Maybe we should let her take a break.

There was a big sell off of Ralph Lauren products at the expensive store in New York. They ___________ of all the Polo shirts.

In 2008, many governments had to ________________ the banks so the economy wouldn't collapse.

Canada and the United States have ____________ a lot of their manufacturing to China.


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153 Comments on ““OUT” Phrasal Verbs – Business English”


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I got 8 out of 10! I think I have to watch again the video. Anyway, I enjoyed learning new staff from you! Thank you very much James and Engvid, you make a good job!

Friday, July 26th 2013

    :D

    Monday, August 12th 2013

i got 10/10 , i understood this lesson thank you Mr

Friday, July 26th 2013

I had 9 out of 10 I was tricked with the 1st question

Friday, July 26th 2013

Sorry in text what were you saying after so when they……??? I didnt get that right

Friday, July 26th 2013

Hello James, I have a question for you and appreciate if you answer my question, How I Prepare myself as a Translator. ,interpreter (English-Arabic) and how many years I need to be able to get involved in this career as Translator .could you please advice for make good plan to prepare myself in the next 3 years .from material.( books. dictionaries. public books to increase my knowledge and Performance for feedback – input in my mind) during 3 years period. thanks

Friday, July 26th 2013

I watched this video in the morning. At first I am not so clear about the work”sell out”.I got the meaning after I checked it from the dictionary.
Thank you James.

Friday, July 26th 2013

Thanks!!!

Friday, July 26th 2013

I got 9 out of 10! Thank you for your lesson.

Friday, July 26th 2013

Thanks james for the lesson i got 60

Friday, July 26th 2013

hello james
i am Beginner student and i need help about tense
when i was learning present simple tense i saw this sentence:(Windows are made of glass)
now : is this sentence present simple ??
and If these present simple sentence why we used (are)
With thanks

Friday, July 26th 2013

    hello, Abdullah. That sentence is passive.
    Simple present transfer to S + am/is/are + Pp.
    Windows are made of glass. meaning who make it, we don’t know or we don’t care.

    Monday, May 5th 2014

hi James
I’m gonna thank you for the helpful usage.

But don’t you think you’re speaking too fast, I wanna understand what you’re saying, can you break off for few second in order to we get it.
Maybe you could slow down in next video

anyway , thank you for teaching us !! XD

Saturday, July 27th 2013

great work james…………
but i dont know where to use ‘go’. for example: when i see u i go crazy. and i wanna go home.
in above cases go gives different meaning

Saturday, July 27th 2013

    they dont have different meanings in these cases which you showed..
    i go crazy, it means i go from my mind when i see you, probably, i lose my mind, i forget everything.. you can catch it

    Sunday, July 28th 2013

Hi James. it is very amusing lesson. thanks

Saturday, July 27th 2013

I got 7 out of 10! Is sad :(

Saturday, July 27th 2013

James thank you very much for such a great lesson! I’ve got 10 out of 10! But who is Ralph LUAren? From 8th quiz. Maybe Ralph LAUren? I heard it from serial “Friends” I’m watching it now for practice. You adviced it in one of your video. Thank you again!

Saturday, July 27th 2013

    It was a typo. It has been fixed now. Thanks!

    Saturday, July 27th 2013

A great lesson from you James.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

what does “Check out” and “Help out” means? plz explain with example shortly.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

    check out

    vb (adverb)
    1. (intr) to pay the bill and depart, esp from a hotel
    2. (intr) to depart from a place; record one’s departure from work
    3. to investigate or prove to be in order after investigation the police checked out all the statements their credentials checked out
    4. (tr) Informal to have a look at; inspect check out the wally in the pink shirt

    1. help out – be of help, as in a particular situation of need; “Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?”

    Monday, July 29th 2013

how to use future continuous, future perfect

Saturday, July 27th 2013

and what is the difference between check out and check. what is the difference between help and help out.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

9 out 10. amazing. the engvid is fantastic. outstanding. superb.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

thanks actually this is a little bit difficult lesson and it isnt clear for me so much but i think it is ok

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Hi, I have a question about “focused”.
I have learnt with my English that I should always say ” I’m focused on sth or on doing sth. But today I saw someone writing focused in/at, like in the phrase:
I wasn’t focused in/at work today. Then, I asked that person If it shouldn’t be ” I wasn’t focused on my work today and she said that I could use in or at in this case and it would be right. I would like to know If she is right and that I really can use “focused ” this way.

Saturday, July 27th 2013

I have learnt from my English teacher, pleeease. lol

Saturday, July 27th 2013

I’ve got 8 out of 10 without watching the video .

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Thank you so much!, this lesson helpm e a lot, I hope to see more lessons about phrasal verbs

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Thanks

Saturday, July 27th 2013

James,
Your frasal Verbs class was wonderful! Great time listening you! Congratulations!

Saturday, July 27th 2013

thanks!

Sunday, July 28th 2013

Thank u James, ur lessons and teaching style are very good and different, i appreciate u, but i have a request, if u can, please, speak slowly for catching what u are explaing..thanks again

Sunday, July 28th 2013

i got 9 out of 10, thanks a lot.

Sunday, July 28th 2013

I got 9 correct out of 10..it is ok..
Anyway i had a mistake on the 10 th question, i was confused between “contract out” and “sold out” and eventually chose wrong one”sold out”.:((
who can explain me exactly what it means “contract out”. i think both of them are available..

Canada and the United States have ____________ a lot of their manufacturing to China.
figured out
contracted out
bailed out
sold out

Sunday, July 28th 2013

    Hi Fakhranda, try to figure this out…

    “contract out”: verb > To engage a person outside an organization by contract to undertake or produce.

    “Manufacturing”: noun >
    1.
    a. The act, craft, or process of manufacturing products, especially on a large scale.
    b. An industry in which mechanical power and machinery are employed.
    2. The making or producing of something.

    You cannot sell your manufacturing out, they are not your products, they will produce them.

    Hope you have understood…

    Sunday, July 28th 2013

      hi, Thalinho..thank u for explanation..
      sell out – to sell cheaper ? what is exactly meaning ?

      Sunday, July 28th 2013

        “sell off”
        1. To get rid of something by selling, often at reduced prices.

        2. To put all of one’s goods or possessions up for sale.

        3. (Slang) To betray one’s cause or colleagues: He sold out to the other side.

        See ya around

        Sunday, July 28th 2013

i pointed out i did not understand when, we use roll out.

Sunday, July 28th 2013

I got 9 out of 10..thanks james….u rock!!!!!!

Sunday, July 28th 2013

the best lesson ever!

Sunday, July 28th 2013

I didn’t understand “sell/sold out”. Could u please explain this verb in other way. thanks in advance

Sunday, July 28th 2013

Omg. I could only dream about the such cool explanation :D
I couldn’t imagine what I would do without you with those nightmares, namely Phrasal Verbs. Thank you!

Plus, plz, may you explain what’s the difference between TURN OFF, SWITCH OFF, CUT OUT, SHUT OFF?

Sunday, July 28th 2013

    Here a few definitions..

    turn off

    1. To stop the operation, activity, or flow of; shut off: turned off the television.
    2. Slang
    a. To affect with dislike, displeasure, or revulsion: That song really turns me off.
    b. To affect with boredom: The play turned the audience off.
    c. To lose or cause to lose interest; withdraw: turning off to materialism.
    d. To cease paying attention to: The student turned off the boring lecture and daydreamed.
    3. To divert; deflect.
    4. Chiefly British To dismiss (an employee).

    switch off

    1. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; “Turn off the stereo, please”; “cut the engine”; “turn out the lights”

    cut out

    1. To remove by or as if by cutting.
    2. To form or shape by or as if by cutting.
    3. To take the place of; supplant.
    4. To suit or fit by nature: I’m not cut out to be a hero.
    5. To assign beforehand or by necessity; predetermine: We’ve got our work cut out for us.
    6. To deprive: felt cut out of all the fun.
    7. To stop; cease.
    8. Informal To depart hastily.
    9. Chiefly Southern U.S. To turn off (a light or television set).

    shut off

    1. To stop the flow or passage of; cut off: shut off the hot water by closing a valve.
    2. To close off; isolate: loners who shut themselves off from the community.

    Sunday, July 28th 2013

      Thank you for the new information!

      Tuesday, July 30th 2013

That’s great

Sunday, July 28th 2013

You are so good and helpful for me :)

Sunday, July 28th 2013

Terrific!!

Monday, July 29th 2013

I don`n understand number 6 question.
I choose “burned out” but it`s not correct.
The answer is “sold out”.

Is there anyone who can explain to me??

6. I feel like I __________ because I gave up what I believed in for money.
bailed out
sold out
burned out
figured out

Monday, July 29th 2013

    That makes sense…

    He sold himself out because he’s given what he’d believed in for money…

    I wonder if it would help you out, rs.

    Monday, July 29th 2013

      still confused 。。。

      Wednesday, July 31st 2013

    That makes sense…
    He sold himself out because he’s given up* what he’d believed in for money…
    I wonder if it would help you out, rs.

    Sorry for the typo…

    Monday, July 29th 2013

What does ‘sell out’ mean in this sentence: I feel like I sold out because I gave up what I believed in for money.

Monday, July 29th 2013

    I think it means something like “you sold your ideas for money”. For example you believe in something but you do another, sometimes opposite, things only for money.

    Tuesday, July 30th 2013

      Thank you. Good explanation!

      Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thanks James
I have to point out that I figured out your lesson is excellent!

Monday, July 29th 2013

9 of 10

Monday, July 29th 2013

I had 10 out of 10 thanks James for such a valuable video

Monday, July 29th 2013

I got 8 out 10 it is difficult sort of .

Monday, July 29th 2013

I got 100%.
Thanks for the video, James. You bailed out me!
Actually, me and a lot of people!

Monday, July 29th 2013

Hi James, I would like you to talk about the many uses of “over” in a lesson.. I like a lot all your lessons because are easy to understand due you are a great teacher. Thanks you!

Monday, July 29th 2013

Thank you for very nice video James. It’s a second video I watched on your page and I am looking forward to see another :)

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

i confused”contract out” means? would you mind give me more example about phase “contract out” . i have searched on the net , but that means is not well and detailed.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

James, you are not easy to understand…But I like you very much! Thank you for this lesson!

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

I love the way you teach

Thursday, August 1st 2013

I got 10/10 thanks teacher

Friday, August 2nd 2013

10 of 10 veru goos teacher congratulations

Friday, August 2nd 2013

I got 10 out of 10, Thank you very much for your help!!!!

Friday, August 2nd 2013

Hi, James!

Personally, I feel like your English speech and style of teaching and pronunciation as well are a quite
hardly to get in contrary to the others teachers.

It seems like you don’t like to do what you do and it’s like you wish to finish your lesson ASAP. :)

Perhaps you you’d like to be kinda of Project Leader or something but you cannot because you are a choleric person yourself.

And… the worm you are painting to us… should be some serious reasons to do it… I assume you have to visit some psychiatrist and work on to fix it, man.

I just want to be honest with you, you need psychiatrist help.

Friday, August 2nd 2013

thanks James
I appreciate your effort

Friday, August 2nd 2013

what does “head out” mean? Can anyone explain this phrasal verb, please. thanks in advance

Friday, August 2nd 2013

I could not understand anything :( please someone hep me !!

Monday, August 5th 2013

yeeeaaaa…80…I am a beginner, are the best teachers that exist online.

Monday, August 5th 2013

Hi James, I could understand all of them except contract out..so plz help me..thanks 4 ur help in advance.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

wow…. perfect score, thanks james

Thursday, August 8th 2013

That was really helpfull lessonn for me, thanks for this. If you will have a little spare time you would say something about the difference between shall and will

Friday, August 9th 2013

I’ve learned a lot of idiomatic expressions thanks to you, guys of engvid. Thank you

Monday, August 12th 2013

I got 9/10, I learned a lot with this lesson.

Monday, August 12th 2013

i had a bad score i need to study

Monday, August 12th 2013

very interesting lesson. tks

Monday, August 12th 2013

Thank you so much James, you´re a great teacher.

Greetings from Peru.

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

i think this video is so hard,but i got 8/10, i will watch it again. i waiting for you to roll out! :D

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Hi, sorry if my english is not good
In relation about why some people get angry when some people called America to USA. is because for the rest of us who live in this continent and we are part of the same, ( Brazil, Mexico, Belice, Honduras , Argentina, etc, etc,) sometimes is funny or sad how the people does not know the difference, America is not U.S.A and when you talk about americans you are talking about all this citizens of this countries, because America is a continent not a country( U.S.A). About your lessons you are the best

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Thanks for this lesson! It was a bit confusing but I hope i will figure out how to use these verbs properly ))

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

Thanks, it was a difficult lesson.

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

thanks james, it was very useful

Friday, August 16th 2013

thank you james you are awesome

Saturday, August 17th 2013

thank you Mr james.this lesson is the one of the best lessons I will need but. it was a difficult lesson.

Saturday, August 17th 2013

Thanks for your lesson I learned a lot form watching your video . I truly helped me to improve my English. Thanks James and Engvid .

Sunday, August 18th 2013

James,good job! Thanks for all of your efforts , this is really amazing platform to learning English. i will come once i have time , hope i have a big improve in English with your help .thanks again. BTW, i am from Shanghai,China , nice to know all of you.

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

thanks a lot James, you’re the best… Now I understand!

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

thank you teacher for me it was a little difficult.i need some more lessons

Saturday, August 24th 2013

Fun presentation. Thanks for your good job ^^

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

Finally i got 9/10 after learning your lesson 3 times

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

It was fun learning with you, i will be a regular visitor at your website, i’ll take your lessons regularly, thanks a lot!

Thursday, August 29th 2013

I got 10/10. credit goes to James and Engvid. Learning English was never fun/easy before.

Thanks.

Monday, September 2nd 2013

Dear James,

Your lessons are really amazing. I have never seen an English lesson like yours. Your examples are so useful that ı can remember all of the phrasal verbs.

Thanks.
Cisem

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

James, thank you so much for this lesson. When I learned phrasal verbs last year, I thought that I could never understand it. And you make it seem so beuatifully easy!
Thanks again.
Kelly

Friday, September 6th 2013

here from lao pdr,

many thanks!

Saturday, September 7th 2013

hi
thank you so much.
these videos are very helpful for Sb who want to learn English as a foreigner.

Saturday, September 7th 2013

Thank you for your help Mr. James

I think to buy a computer from apple company, but when they will roll out its new model ? :)

Saturday, September 7th 2013

nice lesson thank you.. :) :)

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

Hi, Question 6 was little tricky to answer. I got 9/10. Great! Thanks.

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

What a helpful and enjoyable lesson as always, James! Thanks a lot.
I’m a native jp speaker and I think what you meant by “koroshi” would be “shinda(died)” or “shinderu(being dead.)” “Koroshi” is a noun meaning “murder,” which is a slang detectives use… whatever. Did you learn the word from Death Note or something? haha

Friday, September 27th 2013

James, thank you very much for this great lesson.

Saturday, September 28th 2013

awesome video. hope you can make more video relate to business communication .

Saturday, September 28th 2013

Nice lesson!

Saturday, September 28th 2013

I got 7 out of 10 …

Sunday, September 29th 2013

Million thank for useful lesson. Have a great day Mr. James… :))

Sunday, September 29th 2013

igot 6 out of 10
thank you for funny lesson

Sunday, September 29th 2013

Thank you for the important Lesson,,

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Thank you very much James.it’s really fun watching you and that makes learning interesting and easy. Cheers pal.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

Thanks by the lesson, James!

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

I really would like to improve my speaking and listening skills in English, if anybody want to exchange messages or to talk in skype, please keep in touch. I m going to do the IELTS in the next month…

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

James you’re awesome!

Friday, October 18th 2013

Thanks I got 8 out of 10

Saturday, October 19th 2013

I couldn’t believe it when I see the mark I got…
Thanks James, your explanation was very clear. :D

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Wooow I got 9/10 and I just have watched this video one time. You are amazing James. You are so funny.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thank you James!I got 9/10 but I watched this video twice. Now I can use these phrasal verbs, and understand their.

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Yeah it really works!!

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Hi James, can you explain for me the answer of the 6 question.Thank you!

Friday, November 1st 2013

60% before watching and 50% after

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

i got 10/10 ,that’s awesome!!! thanks Mr E for bailling me out ! :)

Thursday, December 5th 2013

interesting lesson, thank you, but i have to memorise all this words and there mining, wich is a very hard think

Monday, December 9th 2013

thank you James it was a very cool and clear lesson

Tuesday, December 31st 2013

9 out of 10 !
James, you’re splendid !

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

That´s it!!

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

The best web page ever

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

I got 9 correct out of 10. Thanks for the test!

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

I had 9. These lessons help me a lot. Thank you very much James. I’m going to progress.

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Hi James! This is my first time, and I enjoyed your lesson very much. I got 10 points!

Friday, March 7th 2014

Thanks this is the best web page

Saturday, March 8th 2014

I got 10 out of 10. thank you james!

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

Thanks James (engvid) I really enjoyed this lesson.

Sunday, March 30th 2014

I got 10 out of 10 and really liked this lesson. thank you James!

Sunday, April 6th 2014

igot 9 out of 10 without watching the video
thanks for the quiz lesson anyway.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

I got 10 out of 10. Very good lesson and very funny teacher! :) Thanks

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thanks a lot James.
You’re a great teacher and your lesson is useful as always, take care

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

that was a good one, thanks james.

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Good lesson James, 100% quiz score.

Friday, May 16th 2014

I got 8 out of 10. Thanks a lot.

Monday, May 26th 2014

Great lesson James thanks for all!
From France

Monday, June 2nd 2014

james that was good but u should tell us more example in sentences about bailing out

Friday, June 6th 2014

you help me alot but how ican talk to forign people to improve my proununciation

Sunday, June 8th 2014

Very interesting lesson.
Thank you James

Monday, June 23rd 2014

this is what we call lesson with entertainment..it works for me,i’m learning quickly…salamat James

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Hi James,In addition to teaching, You have a great ability to become an actor .why dont you try :)

Friday, August 1st 2014

Hi James I like your teaching style with humours. you are a wonderful teacher, I hope to see more of your lessons.

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Hi James, your lessons are very clear and pleasant. You are a very good teacher with a great sense of humor that you reveal acting and telling stories to explain skills and words meaning in an original way.

Sunday, August 24th 2014

Surprisingly, i got 100 percentage
Thank you so much for figure out the great lesson for us.

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Can you make a list of phrasal verbs, please? :(

Monday, September 15th 2014
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