• Deal With – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is: Deal With

    Infinitive form: Deal With

    Present Tense: Deal With/ Deals With

    ing form: Dealing With

    Past tense: Dealt With

    Past Participle: Dealt With

    Deal With is an inseparable English phrasal verb. It can be used in two different ways:

    When you do everything you must do to solve a problem or complete.

    1. Now that Dana’s sister is here to help with the children, she’s got one less problem to deal with.

    2. The detective confirmed that the kids vandalized the school. Now he has to deal with telling their parents.

    When it is about a certain subject of an article, book, curriculum, speech, film, etc.

    1. TED talks are supposed to deal with Technology, Entertainment and Design.

    2. “Fast & Furious 6” deals with a cop getting help from criminals to catch a global criminal.

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

    Fill in the gaps from the video above:

    Wow! You just had to open your mouth. Now, we got a big-ass plane to ____ ___.

    Can you recall a tough situation in the past? How did you deal with it?

    Complete the sentences below with the correct form of Deal With.

    1. Terry is strong enough to ____ ___ the problem on his own.

    2. Titanic _____ ____ a man who happens to be in the right place at the right time  to prevent a woman from jumping off a, ship and falls in love with her.

    3.  You know, I read an article the other day that ____ ___ drunk driving. I can’t ______ ____ this right now, though. I have enough problems already!

    4. “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom _____ ____ surprising yet interesting theories about the afterlife.

    5.  After lunch, the police will ______ _____ the criminals who set Mrs. Doublet’s house on fire.

    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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