David Recine

Phrasal Verbs for Business English: Video Lesson and Comic Strip

Hello Magooshers. I have a little something special for you today: A video lesson on phrasal verbs. Today we’re focusing on phrasal verbs that are used in the business world.

Business English is an especially useful form of English to learn. In can help you on the TOEFL, since it’s not uncommon for TOEFL passages and audio tracks to focus on business. It can also help you in life— more and more employers want you to have good business English skills so you can talk to colleagues from other countries.

Today, we’re going to look at four very common phrasal verbs from the workplace: “go on,” “carry out,” “set up,” and “point out.” As you probably know, phrasal verbs can be a little tricky. They follow special grammar rules, and they have a different meaning than their “root verb.”

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In the video below, I explain all the ins and outs of using these four phrasal verbs, with in-depth explanations of the grammar rules, and lots of examples. When you’re finished watching the lesson, enjoy the comic strip below the video. This comic shows all 4 phrasal verbs in use. Be sure to check out my other phrasal verb Magoosh Comic too!





  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he’s helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. David has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master’s Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he’s presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences. David has taught K-12 ESL in South Korea as well as undergraduate English and MBA-level business English at American universities. He has also trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru. Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

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