• Ask Out – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is: Ask Out

    Infinitive form: Ask Out

    Present Tense: Ask Out/ Asks Out

    ing form: Asking Out

    Past tense: Asked Out

    Past Participle: Asked Out


    Ask Out is a separable English phrasal verb. It can be used in the following way:


    When you ask someone to go with you to a certain place or an occasion, to spend time together and have fun. In a romantic setting where one or both parties involved is (romantically) interested, then it becomes a date


    1.  The prince had already asked Cinderella out to go to the movies with him.

    2. Just because a guy asks a girl out on a date doesn’t mean he has to pay for everything, right?


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


    Fill in the gaps from the video above:

    He’s not _____ you ___ because he’s intimidated by your professional success.

    For guys: Did you ever have to ask someone out on a date? How did you go about it and how did it turn out?

    For girls: Did you ever get asked out by someone you’re not interested in dating? What did you do?


    Complete the sentences below with the correct form of Ask Out.

    1. I can’t decide whether I should go to the prom or not. I mean, I got _____ ____ by two men. Well, Tom ____ me ___ first, but I really wanna go with Jerry. How can I do that without disappointing Tom, though?

    2. Maybe I should ___ Sylvester ___ to go with me to the prom instead.

    3. The Jenkins called and ____ their neighbors ____ for a barbecue.

    4. If Jim hadn’t been too shy, he could have  ___ Sherry___.

    5. Stuart ____ Sherry ____ on a date while Jim watches.


    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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