Turn on / Turn off
- Turn on the TV, I want to watch a program.
- Turn off the TV – it’s time to go to bed.
Put on / Take off
- I was cold, so I put on a jacket.
- When I get home, I always take off my shoes.
You can use put on / take off with clothes, shoes, hats, watches, and jewelry.
To discover or learn information.
- Can you find out what time the first train to London arrives?
- I just found out that my coworkers are going to have a surprise birthday party for me.
Find out can be used to discover information on purpose (first example) or by accident (second example).
To stop doing something.
- I need to give up smoking.
- The book was so difficult that I gave up. I didn’t finish the book.
- My doctor says I need to give up fast food.
You can use give up with an activity (smoking) or a thing (fast food).
To put something in its place.
- Your clothes are all over the floor. Please put them away.
- I put away all the toys, then cleaned the house.
Throw away (Throw out)
To put something in the garbage/trash.
- The bananas were rotten, so I threw them away.
- I accidentally threw out some important documents! 🙁
To give missing information.
- Please fill in the missing word in this sentence: My brother _____ 12 years old.
- To get a passport, I filled in two forms and paid $200.
Get along (+ with)
To have a good relationship.
- My parents get along very well. They’ve been married for 35 years.
- We get along with our boss. We enjoy working for her.
- I don’t get along with my brother. We fight all the time.