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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The government set up a committee to __________ the rising rate of youth crime.

The teacher _________ bribing her students with candy to encourage them to read more books.

It's easy to make promises, but it's not quite as easy to ___________ them.

The topics of politics and religion are ___________ when making light conversation.

After procrastinating for so long, Dave couldn't _______ his homework any longer.

The president did not __________ military action as a last resort.

Anyone who invests in the stock market needs to __________ some level of risk.

Marie finally decided to _________ her plan to start her own business.

The company decided to __________ advertising expenses in order to save money.


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65 Comments on “10 Phrasal Verbs for Academic Writing in English”


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Many many thanks Adam sir

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

the best teacher from all of them ;)

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

Hi Adam, I really appreciate your efforts to improve our english skills, but phrasal verbs and idioms frowned me upon! (Is it correct?)

Thursday, March 21st 2019

    Hi Emmegi,

    Maybe you frown upon phrasal verbs, but they are part of the language :)

    Friday, April 12th 2019

thank you and i appreciate all teachers who are helping us learning English,and i will try to improve my speaking English as soon as possible,and i need your support always.

Thursday, March 21st 2019

[67] ho my god! These is so hard phrasal verbs. :(

Thursday, March 21st 2019

    Keep working at it Rodolfo ;)

    Friday, April 12th 2019

oh sorry one more miss previous time was

Thursday, March 21st 2019

oh sorry these phrasal verbs so hard,one time previous i did 54. and now 44,will succeed,

Thursday, March 21st 2019

    Keep trying Mohamed. It’ll come ;)

    Friday, April 12th 2019

Thank you, teacher…..!!!

Thursday, March 21st 2019

Thank you Adam,
excellent lesson !

Thursday, March 21st 2019

Hi teacher Adam! I dont understand about follow through on and carry out if both of them means to do something, to complete something…
those are the same?
(the quiz number 3…I did it wrong)

Thursday, March 21st 2019

    Hi Kenia,

    They are similar, bit sometimes you need to be careful about word placement. You can carry them out, but you can’t carry out them.

    Does this help?

    Friday, April 12th 2019

      Yes! Thank you so much, Adam! I really like your classes. You’re a great teacher! :)

      Monday, April 15th 2019

got 78.

Thursday, March 21st 2019

67%

Thanks for the informative lesson Adam
How can I remember these phrasal verbs?
Also I hope if you mentioned some of informal phrasal verbs to avoid using it in IELTS

Friday, March 22nd 2019

    Hi Jalmod,

    The best way is to read a lot and keep a notebook of these terms and review it often.

    There are many informal ones to avoid, but I’ll try to make a video about some of these.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

      You’re the best teacher on engVid, do you know that?

      Friday, April 12th 2019

thank you so much for all your help this class help a lot

Friday, March 22nd 2019

I got 56/90, the lesson is quite difficult, some question i don’t get it special account for, I will more attemp in next time, anyway thank Adam

Friday, March 22nd 2019

    Keep trying Nguyen. It will get easier :)

    Friday, April 12th 2019

Thank you!!

Friday, March 22nd 2019

I got 9/9

Friday, March 22nd 2019

100/100 I’m so happy !

Friday, March 22nd 2019

Thank u Adam

Friday, March 22nd 2019

So helpful! Many thanks, Adam!

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

Thank you sir. I want know the order of words in sentence like time,date, place, event etc

Example: There will be a meeting at 11am on 31.03.2019 at hotel in Mumbai

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

    Hi Nageswara,

    Generally, go from small to big. Time or place can be changed in order.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

I got 5/9. Thank you very much Adam for the useful lesson. Can I use ” take into account” or “take into consideration” instead of account for?

Sunday, March 24th 2019

    Hi Kemiuj,

    Yes, you can:

    When packing clothes for a trip overseas it is important to take the weather into consideration.

    It is important to account for the weather when packing clothes for a trip overseas

    The second one seems a little overly formal for the situation though.

    Hope this helps.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

      Thank you very much Adam for your reply.

      Saturday, April 13th 2019

Thank you so much Adam!!!

Sunday, March 24th 2019

Hi, there seems to be a mistake in the last sentence of the text, just above the video.

The sentence goes like this:
And if you are taking the IELTS or the TOEFL, then these will be certainly help you get a better score in the writing section of those exams.

Shouldn’t it be either ‘… these will certainly help you…’ or ‘… these will be certainly helping you…’?

Thanks for correcting me if I’m wrong. :)

Monday, March 25th 2019

    Hi LRN,

    I don’t do the transcripts, but yes, it is wrong if that’s what it says. It should be
    “…then these will certainly help you get a better score…” or “…then these will certainly be helpful in getting you a better score…”

    Good eye, by the way.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

      Thank you, and have a nice weekend sir!
      :)

      Friday, April 12th 2019

thank you mister Adam it was a nice lesson i just like it

Monday, March 25th 2019

very good but I didn’t anderastand cut back on

Monday, March 25th 2019

    Hi Ehabali,

    To cut back on means to do less, to reduce.

    Cut back on sugar means consume less sugar.

    Does this help?

    Friday, April 12th 2019

It has been made easy so that i achieved 100% marks.Adam, you are a very skilled teacher. i thank you.

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

i am new to these lessons . please guide me how i go to the next lesson. i expected it to come my way automatically. thanks Adam.

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

    Welcome Zafarimalik :)

    If you subscribe to the channel and choose notifications you will know when a new video comes out.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

      dear Adam, I wanted to subscribe and click notifications . the procedure was so complicated for me at age 77 that i gave up, but i enjoy and find your lessons useful; therefore, i am not going to give up learning.
      thanks for your guidance.

      Saturday, April 13th 2019

Very cool…

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

interesting lesson, Tks

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

Hi Adam! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
I have a question for you.
Is there any difference in meaning between:
1. WHO did you give your book TO? and WHOM did you give your book?
2. WHO did you buy that book FOR? and WHOM did you buy that book?
3. WHO did you talk WITH? and WHOM did you talk?

Wednesday, March 27th 2019

    after watching ur questions,i have the same ones.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

    Hi Bexter,

    All the questions with WHOM need the preposition.

    Technically, all of them should use WHOM, though most people don’t do this, even native speakers.

    1. To WHOM did you give your book? — You is the subject. WHOM is the object of give.

    For whom…
    With whom…

    Hope this helps.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

You’ve gotten my esteem!. Thanks so much Adam!.
You’re awesome man!.

Friday, March 29th 2019

I’ve learned a lot in this class, I cannot really do without of english study.

Friday, March 29th 2019

very useful thank you

Monday, April 1st 2019

Congrats, very nice class

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Thank you Adam I need more practice

Friday, April 5th 2019

I study English for more than 12 years , and till now I do not know speaking in English !!!
what should I do Adam ?

Sunday, April 7th 2019

    Hi Tabarak,

    Studying is not enough. You need to find people to practice with. Maybe join a class or find a group in your area that wants to improve their English.

    Good luck.

    Friday, April 12th 2019

Very useful!!

Sunday, April 7th 2019

could you explain how to use verb and modifiers correctly or either any -one please once more for SAT

Monday, April 8th 2019

    Hi Humaid,

    Not really sure what you mean here. There are many verb and modifier combinations.
    Which part of the SAT?

    Friday, April 12th 2019

Great! Thank you very much, Adam!

Wednesday, April 10th 2019

Thanks everyone :)

Friday, April 12th 2019

Interesting and useful. Thank you Adam!

Sunday, April 14th 2019

89. Thanks Adam.

Sunday, April 14th 2019

Thank you very much teacher, those phrasal verbs are really helpful, I’ll keep using them in my essays.

Thursday, April 18th 2019

Hi Adam,
Can we use “revolve around” in a sentence in the integrated task of TOEFL like this: The reading and the lecture both “revolve around”… instead of saying: The reading and the lecture both are about …
I want to know if it is informal or not.

Friday, April 19th 2019
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