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Don't Get Kicked Out! Phrasal Verb of the Day

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 07:51 PM

to get kicked out, phrasal verb for English learners

Did you ever get "kicked out" of class when you were a kid? Today's phrasal verb is "kick out." Here is a sample sentence:


If you try to smoke in this restaurant you will get kicked out.




To kick out

  • Meaning: When we "kick someone out" we ask them to leave a specific place like a party, an event, or a classroom because they are not behaving according to the rules.

  • Grammar tip: This is a separable phrasal verb. That means that you can place the object between the two parts of the verb. Who got kicked out? If it was Mary, we can say, "The teacher kicked Mary out of class today."

  • More examples: "If you make a lot of noise in a movie theater you might get kicked out." or "The restaurant manager had to kick the rude guest out because he was annoying the other customers."



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