Phrasal Verbs 2
ALLOW FOR: Take into consideration, include in a calculation.
- You’d better leave early to allow for heavy traffic.
- I suggested him to better take an ATM card to allow for the heavy expenses he had to make.
- Saving allows not only for the good times, but also for the bad ones.
- His preparations, not allowing for rainy conditions led to a bad show at the wedding.
- People who allow for all the bad times, are the best planners.
AMOUNT TO: Reach; be equivalent to
- The total cost amounts to Rs.1500
- All of his efforts amounted to nothing.
- The trip to shimla amounts to Rs. 5000 per head.
- One Dollar amounts to 50 Rupees.
- Your total expenses for a month amount to Rs. 50000, which is too high.
ANGLE AT: To show from a particular point of view.
- The documentary was angled at young viewers.
- If you angle at this being in my place, you’ll find this expenditure genuine.
- This looks like a waste but if you angle at it from the other side, this area is beautiful.
- Nothing is useless until you angle at it from a positive attitude.
- This documentary was angled at young people who don’t care for their parents in old age.
ANGLE FOR: Try to obtain something by hinting.
- I suspect Tom is angling for a free ticket.
- He angled me for getting free tickets for the party tonight but I ignored.
- He was too shy to ask me, but he angled me twice for a bike ride.
- The boy angled for getting an ice cream but in vain as his parents had their attention somewhere else.
- Teacher angled at Vincent for keeping quiet in class, which he understood and obeyed.
ANSWER BACK: Reply rudely.
- Don’t answer back to your mother like that.
- Whole family was irritated because of Prashant’s answering back attitude.
- Never ever answer back to your elders.
- We must teach our children never to answer back to anyone.
- David’s father scolded him when he answered back to an uncle living nearby.
ANSWER FOR: Be responsible for something.
- Normally the parents have to answer for their children’s behaviour.
- You should be strong enough to be answerable for your mistakes.
- Before doing anything, make sure you can answer for it.
- Teacher asked both the students to answer for the fight and apologise to each other.
- If you don’t answer for your acts, you will never be respected in the society.
ANSWER FOR: Speak on behalf of someone.
- I agree, but I can’t answer for my associate.
- I can’t answer for my office as I am not the head there.
- I can’t answer for the CEO until i have the authority.
- Mr Roy was not present but his secretary answered for him.
- Donald was nervous answering for his boss as any mistake could land him in trouble.
ANSWER TO: Be responsible for someone or be controlled by someone.
- Who do you answer to in your job?
- How many people are answerable to you in your office ?
- No matter how old you get, you are always answerable to your family.
- Inform the person you are answerable to, if ever you want a leave from the office.
- John’s father was called to the school as he was the one who was answerable to him.
APPEAL TO: To plead or to make an earnest request.
- The organisers appeal to the crowd to stay calm.
- Politicians appeal to people to vote for them.
- We made an appeal to the society to maintain the cleanliness.
- Why do you appeal to someone who is not going to listen to you ?
- The bowler appeal to the umpire for a new ball, but the umpire rejected it.
APPEAL TO: Be attractive or interesting
- Camping doesn’t appeal to me.
- He is of a very appealing nature.
- Going on a long drive always appeals to me.
- He wore new clothes to look appealing at his brother’s marriage.
- Football is the most appealing sport of all.