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Pass - Phrasal Verbs

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It has been a while since we focused on a group of phrasal verbs. In this lesson, we focus on those phrasal verbs that begin with the verb ‘pass’. First read the definitions of the phrasal verbs and then see if you can choose the correct one for each sentence. I know phrasal verbs are really difficult to remember as they all sound so similar, so this time I’ve decided to be extra kind and use each phrasal verb in two examples to help you learn. Aren’t I lovely?! Let me know how you get on.

Pass away - a polite or kind way to say someone has died.
Pass off - to try and convince someone that something is real.
Pass on - to transfer information.
Pass on (something)- to say no to something, usually an invitation.
Pass out - to faint, or become unconscious.
Pass up - to not take advantage of an opportunity.

Lesson by Caroline

  • 1. She tried to ___ her watch as a Rolex, but I knew it was a fake!




  • 2. Please can you tell Ruth that swimming is cancelled and ask her to ___ the message to Adelle.




  • 3. I never should've ___ on that scholarship to study ballet in America. I really regret it.




  • 4. That aerobics class was exhausting, I thought I was going to ___!




  • 5. I thought I ___ that we pushed the interview forward an hour, but she obviously didn't get the message.




  • 6. Her Grandmother just ___, so be gentle with her.




  • 7. I think I'll ___ the zoo next week, I just don't have the cash.




  • 8. The shop assistant tried to ___ that necklace as really valuable, but the customer saw right through her.




  • 9. It's a comfort to think that she ___ peacefully, in her sleep.




  • 10. I wish I hadn't ___ going to the pub now. They all had a really good time.




  • 11. She ___ really suddenly. One minute she was standing, the next she was on the floor. She was ok after a few seconds.




  • 12. No one should ever ___ on tea with the Queen!