• Throw Out – Phrasal Verb of the Day

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

    Infinitive form: Throw Out

    Present Tense: Throw Out/ Throws Out

    ing form: Throwing Out

    Past tense: Threw Out

    Past Participle: Thrown Out


    Throw Out is a separable English phrasal verb. It can be used in two different ways:


    When you get rid of something by putting it in a trash can, bin, etc

    1. Instead of throwing stuff out, why not sell or donate them to the needy?

    2. When Sandra found out about her husband’s cheating, she threw his clothes out the door.


    When you forcefully order people to leave a party, building, house, etc. The term “Kick Out” can be used interchangeably in this context

    1. Jim needs a place to stay. He was thrown out of his apartment last night for almost torching the place last night.

    2. The angry host was throwing a heavily drunken guest out of his party just as soon as we arrived.


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

    Fill in the gaps from the video above:

    You can’t ____ him ____, I want him!


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

    1. I can’t believe the landlady ____ me ___ for ____ a candy wrapper ____ the window!

    2.  Alex doesn’t really need to ____ ___ stuff just to get more space in his room; He can just rearrange the furniture.

    3. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and this exactly why Harry doesn’t ____ his things ___easily  and instead organized a garage sale.

    4. When the fire broke out, my uncle were frantically _____ his shoes ___ the door.

    5. Have you heard about the celebrity who was ____ ___ of the car by his own wife? Man, what a sight! He must have done something really bad to get her wife that way.


    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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