In this advanced spoken English lesson, you will how to use the English phrasal verb ‘break up’ in different ways. This English phrasal verb is most commonly used to express that a couple has ended their relationship and are no longer together.
But, it can be used to express other things as well.
- Example 1: The plate broke up when he dropped it. (broke into may pieces)
- Example 2: When do you break up for Christmas? (educational institution closes for vacation)
- Example 3: Maria and John have broken up. (ended their relationship)
- Example 4: You’re breaking up. I’ll call you back later. (to be inaudible over the phone, due to interference, noise and network problem)
- Example 5: The thought of hurting john just breaks me up. (to make somebody upset)
- Example 6: The meeting broke up at 11 am. (ended or to go different ways)
- Example 7: His jokes break me up. (to give a hard laugh with one’s jokes or wit and humor)
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