• Get Ahead – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is: Get Ahead

    Infinitive form: Get Ahead

    Present Tense: Get Ahead/ Gets Ahead

    ing form: Getting Ahead

    Past tense: Got Ahead

    Past Participle: Gotten Ahead/ Got Ahead


    Get Ahead is an inseparable English phrasal verb. It can be used in the following way:


    When you become successful in the professional environment and make good consistent progress in your life

    1.  Some people get ahead by mischievous ways while others really work hard for it.

    2. They say that time does not matter in getting ahead. What matters is you are consistent in your efforts to succeed and rarely stay down for too long. You want to win the game of life slowly but surely.


    Exercises: Write your answers in comments and we will correct them.

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    Fill in the gaps from the video above:

    No wonder you ___ _____.


    Complete the sentences below with the correct form of Get Ahead.

    1. What is your secret in _____ ____ so fast?

    2. ______ ______ is part of the plan, but it shouldn’t be the main plan, since there are other important things too.

    3. Amanda _____ ____ by working diligently everyday without faltering.

    4. To ____ ____ in advertising means to have an edge and be smart about how you do business.

    5. Sure, you _____ ____last time, but this time, it’s my turn.


    Change the example sentences above to negative sentences (or positive, if the sentence is already negative). Then change them to questions.

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