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Howdy, Adam!I feel very honorable for being the first student to leave a comment. Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult topics in English in my opinion. And when we have to memorize a huge list of them it becomes even worse. However, fortunately there are good teachers like you who make the subject more pleasant, giving examples and contextualizing them! Thank you for the excellent lesson, and carry on teaching!!

Eduardo França

    Thank you Eduardo. Actually, better not try to memorize them– as you say, there are too many. Better to do a lot of reading and listening and experience them in context enough that they absorb into your vocab base naturally. It takes time, but it works ;)


Good morning, Adam! Thank you so much for the lesson.


Hi Adam.Thank you for this lesson

mohamed nadjib

Thank you Adam, even fun for carrying forward phrasal verbs¡¡¡¡
Or was it “on”? :-)


Hi Adam! In doing the quiz I came out with carry through; it has the same meaning of carry off?


    HI Salvatore. In some cases they can be used in a similar way, yes.


Hi Adam,
not sure about number 7
I chose ” away”


    I think that “on” is the right answer cause Adam gave us explanation: “Carry on” means “fool around, be silly”. Another question is why he didn’t tell us about such meaning of this phrasal verb directly in lesson…


      I agree with you. I made me listen again and again to the lesson to see if I missed something (wich is not a bad thing). I was happy to discover that I wasn’t the only one.


      You’re right Idsad. I must have overlooked it. Honest mistake :)


    Hi Reema,

    If he got carried away it means he lost control of himself. Carry on means he played and didn’t listen to the teacher.


    I did the same mistake, then I remembered that he said, Carry On means, keep complaining about something and that what losers always do.



      You made a mistake. Do not say “do a mistake”.


Hi. Adam. I really appreciate for your nice teaching…


Thank Adam, thank you very much!


Thank you Adam.


I got 40 yeeee,,not bad. thank you Sir


Splendid lesson, congratulations Adam :)


It was a great lesson Adam. :) Thank you so much.


Thanks Adam. Phrasal verbs is amazing things. I had have fun when i tried to learn it ))


Thanks Adam, nice and useful lesson!


Adam, thank you very much! I started to love and use PHRASAL VERBS only thanks to you. Your style of teaching and explanation is very clear and helpful. I really appreciate it!!!


    do you have a skype? would you liketo add mein friendslist? nodari223

    nodar gag

Hello Adam and all students , That what i was looking for , Thank you so much Adam and all here ..


Hello, Adam! Many thanks for the lesson.It’s very useful and impressive.Tank You one more time.


After few attempts I was able to carry trough this carry-test. And now I can say: “Adam, you are a master of carrying off the task of teaching phrasal verbs.”


    Thanks Eugene :) Well said.


sir i am new plese help me


    Welcome Khanbangash :)


Adam, I love your lessons


Thanks, Adam. Very clear and useful lesson.


It’s so confusing, I got 7/10, but I still remember them. Thank you, Adam


Hi Adam! Thanks for this video. I agree with Eduardo Fracan, phrasal verbs are quite dificult for me as well. But it is very important to learn all of them because they are used on daily co


    Hi Adam! Thanks for this video. I agree with Eduardo Fracan, phrasal verbs are quite dificult for me as well. But it is very important to learn all of them because they are used on daily conversations.

    Sorry I made a mistake and I sent my comment before I finish writing it.


      No worries :)


7/10 i guess that i should work hard on this topic. seemed to me a lil bit confusing.


Teacher, Carry each other means, help someone?

Gil Ramirez

    Hi Gil,

    It could mean literally help each other stay up (physically) or in terms of work, yes, it can be to help each other out, but more in terms of survival, that is, they couldn’t do it alone.


Hi Adam, I have improved to much my understanding english with yours lessons…grettings from Venezuela


thank you really very use full……


its kind a defalcate to be honest.


    How do you mean, Abdul?


Hi there Adam thank you so much it was so useful for me! Carry on making lessons like this one! ✌?️


Interesting but difficult lesson for me. I’ll need to see it again and again before to memorise it.
Thank you.


Hi Adam,Thank u for carrying out this lesson.You carried it off great.But you didn’t teach the means of question 6# and 7#.In question 7#,There is tip:”Carry on” means “fool around, be silly”.But i think this is a little more odd,I’m not sure for it.Can you explain it again?


    Hi Bob,

    Yes, it seems I missed that one in the lesson. When we say the children are carrying on and won’t settle down, it means they are playing and not listening to the adults.

    Carry through (#6) means to bring to a successful conclusion. I’m pretty sure I mentioned that one in the lesson.

    Hope this helps.


I love your lessons. :-)


it’s so cool lesson Adam thanks..

made soeli

Hy Adam
I hope you are doing well
Something has confused me about how make a question form for this answer
He is the third child of the family
Could you please tell me how could we make its questions form? Is there any wh-form?


    He is third child of his family.

    Muhammad Abbas

    He’s the third child of his.


    Hi Mehdi,

    I’m not completely sure what you mean, but if I meet someone with kids, I might ask “How many kids do you have?” and then “which one is he?”

    I have 4 kids, and he is the third (of the family wouldn’t be necessary in this case).

    Does this help?


8/10 thank you very match adam


Thank you for information Teacher. This lesson is very enjoyful.

Mehmet Fatihcan

Hi, Adam!! Thank you for your lesson, I think too that phrasal verbs are difficult!!
I was trying to make phrases with all this “carry ph verbs”, and it carried me to a doubt. Can I use them separate into a phrase?? For example, Can I said: “Carry the tradition on”…
Thank you very much!!!


    Hi ManuBustar,

    Yes, many of these phrasals can be split up. In the example you gave we can also say carry on the tradition. In some case you can’t split phrasals, in some you can, and in some you must. The best thing to do is read a lot and you will see them used and get a “sense” for which is the correct way.

    Hope this helps.


thank you so much


Thank you for that great lesson. I got 7 out of 10. I still have to make progress about phrasal verbs. It’s really hard for me. Best regards and thanks a lot for your help. Marie-Claude


thanks sir


2/10 :( Let’s practice more!! Now I know my mistakes


thank you


Thank you very much for your lesson Adam, I love this web. God bless you.


Thank you so much for teaching us with your impressive way.i got 8 correct out of 10.

Danny weld

thank you , really it is useful more than I had before.

mujahed tom

Too deficlt fo me. So I’ve got only 3/10. ((


Hello Adam ,
Thank you for this not so easy but so useful lesson .
Phrasal verbs are the things that I wonder if I can deal correctly with one day .
Wouldn’t there be tips to decipher out what meaning a phrasal verb has rather than learn them by heart ?
See you


    I wish I could answer yes, Tsamp, but that’s the problem with phrasals– some have more than one meaning. As with any new vocab, though, try to guess the meaning from context first, then if you can’t guess, look up the word online or in a dictionary.


nice lesson,Sir is there any website through which we can talk to the english

quddus khan

    Hi Quddus,

    If you type “English speaking online” you will find many such sites. I personally don’t know which are the good ones, but you can try a few out and see for yourself. You will likely speak to other English students, but it’s better than not practicing at all. You can also try to contact other people here on the forum.


Thank You :) It was great!

Timur Sibatov

Thank you for your lesson. That was helpful for me.


Thanks Adam for this phrasal verbs lesson!

I haven’t carried this quiz through, now I have to carry this result around :) Nonetheless, I understood all of them, after.

Thanks again.

Fabio Cicerre

    All will be well Fabio ;)


Thank You for pros-lesson!
Quiz is not easy and pretty interesting!
Good Luck!


atleast this was good.i wonder if we can get morelessons for this thanks adam your the best teacher i,ve gotten


I hate phrasal verbs..ıt makes english hard thats all

metin tas

we all understand your english well because you use basic english words.So it helps us to get information easly..However,I wonder can you make a video about your daily voice,your normal english ..I mean not like teaching english..like speaking with your friend..thank you by the way you are the best

metin tas

    I’ll see what I can do Metin :)


Thank you adam for this lesson, it was very helpful for me, if you can make a video about phrasal verbs separable and inseparable it would be great, I am having a test about this next week.
thanks a lot.


    Hi Faity,

    I’ll definitely do that, but I’m sure it won’t be in time for your test. A good lesson idea though.

    Good luck with the test :)


Thanks Adam.


Hi! Adam, it is difficult for me. I think I didn’t learn yet.


thank you, Adam


Hi, Adam

Thank you very much, that you gave a nice lecture in shape of idioms in order to difficult but need to practice.

Muhammad Abbas

thanks adam


Ty Adam!!.Gj, very helpful :))


Thanks, good lesson


Thanks Adam


it’s my first time to learn your lesson,thanks a lot.


Hope you are doing well
I would be glad if you could tell me what is the exact meaning of this sentence in English the sentence is ” was it a bad day or was it a bad five minutes that you milked all day ”
I exactly wanna know the meaning in what case do people use such this sentence and why for? Thanks in advance
I will impatiently be waitting for your answer


    :) This is a difficult one because you might not be familiar with the slang phrase “to milk something”.

    To milk something means to get the most out of it that you can. (think of milking a cow– you pull on the udder until you get every last drop of milk out of the cow).

    If somebody had a bad experience, but then milked it for the rest of the day just so he could have a reason to complain, then he is milking those bad 5 minutes to get the most sympathy from others that he can.

    Does this help?


Nice lesson Adam, I’m really carrying your lessons forward my future. Just diving in!


Thank U!!


great lesson. thanks. looking for those who have an English whats app group . please add me 242068089091.


It’s very very complicated for me


Hi Adam thanks for your lessons. Anyway I still have doubts regarding the usage of TO CARRY THROUGH/TO CARRY OUT/TO CARRY OFF? it seems to me they have a very similar meaning: to complete, to perform …. aplay, a task, a project… can you help me to better distinguish them? thanks


    Hi Angie,

    Yes they are similar.

    Carry through means take from start to finish successfully.
    Carry out means, basically, do
    carry off means to complete well (usually something that is difficult or that others did not think you would be able to complete well)

    Does this help?


Dear Adam,

I like the way you demonstrate the essay.Your tips has helped me to improve my writing .I appriciate your efforts done for students.I have been looking for a experienced teacher who can evaluate my essay and help me in making my essay better.And I believe being a your student. I can score well in my writing part.How can I connect you Sir? Please leave a message at my mailing address



you are amazing !you make me love English and because of you I will study it and carry on


Teacher Adam,
What is the difference between these clauses and when we use them in conversation:
The dog that barks is mine.
The dog barking is mine.


    Hi Fahdbensalman,

    The dog that barks is mine.– adjective clause identifying the dog that you claim as yours.

    The dog barking is mine.– technically, this probably should be “the barking dog is mine” in which case it would be a participle adjective (which is a reduced adjective clause).

    We use both of these structures quite often. I will be giving a lesson on this fairly soon.

    Does this help?


      Thank you very much, Adam
      Don’t forget to mention my name on the blackboard!
      I’m kidding!


your lessons r very usefull. i used to have trouble with these phrasal verbs. now its much better


Dear Lisa,
a lot of things have happened since you went to London.
We bought a new car.
My brother found a new job.
My parents went on holiday “last week”.
My sister learned/has learned how to ride a bike.(this can be both because she might still be learning as it takes time)
Our Pussy cat took part in a cat show.
It was two days ago.
She won a prize.
I have already written two letters to you.
But I haven’t heard from you yet. Write to me
Best wishes,
Technically, all the “events” should be simple past because they are randomly listed as happening in that time period (since you left until today). The letters show two actions in that period, so they are perfect tenses since they happened over two unknown times, and still waiting to hear from you, so the action continues.


    Adam, that’s your answer to my question that was put forward under previous video. Could you explain me, what would it mean if I said:”We HAVE bought a new car”?(Would it mean that we could sell it already? Or would it mean that we have no car yet?)
    Thank you.


      Sorry it’s still difficult to understand, when so many past tenses, how to make it right.


        Hi Katrin,

        Because you are listing events within a “known” time period, there is nothing indefinite about them, meaning you know more or less when they happened. If you say we’ve bought a new car, it doesn’t mean it’s gone, but maybe hasn’t been delivered yet. You could use the perfect for this list but you just don’t need to, so why add words?

        In the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting a lesson on the present perfect on my new YouTube channel (write to top). Hopefully that will explain some of this stuff.

        Let me know :)


          That’ll be great!
          Thank you.




    Thank you Maids :)


Thank you teacher Adam ,there’s a question about “Carry through “in the Quiz and that phrasal V. was not mentioned in that video :D , i like the Quiz it’s full of expressions and Vocabs , have a good one :D

Aya Ayo

    You are right, Aya. Where is the explanation about “carry through”?

    Júlio César L Sousa

    Important notice aya

    Mohamed Sedky

    Hi Aya,

    It seems I missed a couple of these in the video.

    Carry though means take from start to finish and complete successfully.

    Carry on means to play around and not settle down.

    Sorry for the oversight.

    Hope this helps :)


Dear teacher Adam: First of all, thank you very much, I’m so glad I found you, I did not know how to use phrasal carry correctly, I know I need a lot of practice on this one, I will do it no matter what, until I get it.


Excellent teacher as ever! Carry on this way…!
Thank you so much…!!!


Thanks, Adam.
By the way, I’d like to ask
‘in-class performance’ or ‘class performance’ is correct?


    Sorry, I get one more question.
    ‘Master’ and ‘Masters’ what is the difference?
    Under what conditions should I use ‘Master’ and ‘Masters’?


    Hi Sophie,

    It depends what you’re referring to. The whole class? class performance. A student’s performance in-class vs. online or on-the-job?
    not sure.

    As for Master, are you referring to a person or a degree? Masters is the plural of master, but I have a feeling that’s not what you’re asking :)

    I have a master’s degree in English.
    I completed a Master of English degree.

    Does this help?


      However I’d like to ask one more question.
      ‘As being a (position e.g. manager)’ and ‘as a (position)’
      What is the difference between them?


        hmmm… I’d need a bit more of this sentence. It seems it should be ” as a manager, …”. Not sure about the ‘being’ part.

        class performance means how the entire class performed (academically) as opposed to individuals.


      Then ‘class performance’ usually refers to the attitudes of students or academic performance?


thanks for your lesson. May I learn one more time to get more.


thanks Adam


Very good, Adam! Thanks.

Júlio César L Sousa

nice lesson

Mohamed Sedky

Thanks Adam for this lesson


Hi Everyone. Thank you for all the comments. :)

It seems I missed a couple of explanations in the video, so here they are:

Carry though means take from start to finish and complete successfully.

Carry on means to play around and not settle down.

Sorry about that.


Thanks Adam for your answer!Great …Perfect.




6/10 , :(( i am a little bit confused about ” carry throught ” , Could you explain it , please??


    Hi Thiennguyen,

    Carry through means take to completion. If I started a project, then I should carry it through to the end, not leave it unfinished.

    Does this help?


      thank you . i got it


Hi, Adam. Thanks for the great lessons. I would suggest that would be good you mention synonyms of the phrasal verbs. That would help people that don’t memorize well by telling a situation, like me. :) Also I suggest you have a small explanation written, after the quiz. That would help memorize better.


    I’ll keep that in mind Rarison. Thanks :)


Phrasal verbs is the most difficult and confusing topic I´ve seen. I can´t see the differences among them. Any advise to improve in this topic


    Hi Cart,

    The best advice I can give is to read a lot and see them i action. Then they are simply like vocabulary.


Thank you for all of your useful lessons,teacher!Please, indicate a sentence structure(or structures) for individual case.And correct me if I made mistake in comment,please!Thanks!

truc le

Dear, teacher! according to your “Carry” lesson; “Carry on” has three meanings(fool around, be silly, and continue)?

truc le

Teacher, please tell me where I can garner an adverb list. Thanks!

truc le

    Hi Truc,

    yes, carry on means those three things.
    If you Google “adverb” you will see many lists.

    I’m afraid I didn’t understand the first question.


Thank you so much Adam. It was of great help and I was able to clear out my doubts. Thanks once again


Hi Adam,
Thanks for the helpful classes. They help a lot.
By the way, about no.2, Can I choose carry off? It means finishing the tasks.


Hello Adam! I’m still in progress to improve for my English language. Sometimes, I still confuse by using a certain vocabulary. That’s my problem.


thank you Mr.adam that was great lesson for me,i want to ask you what is the perfect way to learn english very quickly?


Oooh my goodness you re my fav teacher.. Thx Adam..


I like your lessons, but not this.. Very quickly, examples are not colorful.. And you didn’t explaine meaning of the word “carry through” ((


    Certainly, ‘to carry through’ is not mentioned at all, as you said, the only one I have failed. Even such a great teacher like Adam might make a mistake. Cheers.


Thanks a lot


Thanks, Adam.Very easy to understand all of them because of your clear explanations.


Thanks Adam for ur wonderful way of explanations , yet I usually have a problem with remembering phrasal verbs and using them …. hope u give me tips to solve this problem!


wow..so useful comments

Shvedenko Aliona

Hi Adam i’m sorry but i have to tell you something , “carry on with ” means flirting and having fun with someone who is Same sex so opposite , don’t you think ?

Sabrina Pilato

thanks a lot

Rodrigo Ribeiro

Thak you teacher. I really like this part. More example please :D


Thanks a lot


I’ve got 4/10 ^(((
Phrasal verbs are too hard for me.
Need to work harder.


Many thanks, Adam.


hi sir, can you give us any tips or preparations before the ielts exam? hope for your reponse :) thank you so much in advance


Hi Mr. Adam, the lesson is perfect!

Abdo Hazem

uhmm only 50% :-( ….but carry on for improving …
thanks Adam


Thank you Adam for this lessomn.


Hello Adam, thank you for your clear lesson about this eternal problem , the phrasal verbs!! but i don’t understand two of the answers:
6: you write that “carry through “means to bring to a successfull conclusion but you didn’t mention it in your lesson ; you said that “carry off” meant to manage something succesfully so are the 2 phrasal verbs synonyms?
7: you write “carry on” means to fool around , to be silly ?? in your lesson it was mentionned ” to continue , to go on” ??
Thanks for your answer


Hello Adam and thank you for your clear lesson about this so difficult thong to retain :the phrasal verbs !! But I don’ understand 2 of the answers of the Quiz:
6: it is written “carry through”means to bring to a successfull conclusion but you didn’t mention it in your lesson ; Is it a synonym of “carry off”?
7: it is written ” carry on ” means to fool around, to be silly ; I thought it meant to continue something ?
thank you for your answer


Sorry twice!! I am a new student and didn’t see the others comments so I could see the answers tomy questions ! thanks again .


Thank you Adam. It was very informative and useful.Carry on)


OMG! Everytime I hear phrasal verbs is like a cacophony to my ears! SO DIFICULT!


Very good lesson.It will be so useful for my University entrance exam hopefully :) Thanks Adam.


Thanks Adam. I like the way you explain things. And I understand most of the video. But I still make many mistakes during the testing.


9 to 10.Well, I think my performance was cool.?


Ohh(( 4 to 10! I should practice again and again)


09/10 . It was such a useful lesson. Thanks Adam.


3 out of 10 such a depressing result


Thank you Adam, it’s really useful.


thank you Adam , you are the best teacher!


I got 9 correct out of 10.
Thank you, Adam!


Adam, I like when you say, as an example, “Everybody was happy” :-D. I’ve already heard this statement from you several times and it’s my favourite one :-D Btw, perfect lesson as always.


Adam, thank you for lesson. Carry off and carry out very close by meaning. What’s the difference?


    Unfortunately, the last time Adam was here almost 2 years ago:((


I’m grateful for your selfless effort to helping people like me. Great job!



Thank you very much Mr. Adam.


Adam Thanks for teaching me new expressions indeed.


I got 90 thanks adam.really helpfull lesson

abdisamd m

Thanks, Adam, you are a great teacher


Hi Adam,
Will you , please , explain, why I can’t say carry out the project to the pleasure of client, but I should fill in the blank “carry though”? You didn’t explain anything about carry through in your video.
Best wishes, Julia


Thanks Adam for these wonderful lessons. There are lots of phrasal verbs, so difficult to memorise them all but as you have said that reading more and practising makes it possible to overcome the problem of memorising them.


Thanks so much for this lesson I really appreciate but it’s very difficult to memorize them and there are too many meaning


To recap, I copied the explanations:
“Carry around” means “have” or “keep”, though it does not need to be a physical thing.
“Carry back” means “remind of the past, be nostalgic”.
“Carry forward” means “move to a future time/situation”.
“Carry off” means “do successfully”.
“Carry on” means “continue”.
“Carry on” means “fool around, be silly”.
“Carry over” means “continue at another time or place”.
“Carry through” means “bring to a successful conclusion”.
“to carry out” means “to do”
“To get carried away” means “to lose self-control”.

Insoo Yeo

I really like quiz and it will help me in my school.

Arnit Sur

I likedcthe explanation and quiz.
Thank you ?

Shaimaa Salah

teacher, please hlep !!

Many people were……by plague.

(a) carried away (b) carried off (c) carried out

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