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  • Hi this is Ceema and I am back with a new lesson on phrasal verbs for socializing or

  • to socialize. Well, what is to socialize? It basically means to meet up with people

  • in an informal situation. So the different kind of phrases you use to meet people, you

  • know your friends, your colleagues in an informal setting that is what socializing is all about

  • coz we all have to socialize right? So, let's have a look at some few phrasal verbs or expressions

  • to socialize.

  • Okay, the first one is to ask over. What is it to ask over? Okay, when I say I’m going

  • to ask over someone. So I can say the other meaning for that is to invite someone

  • to your house. So when you invite someone to your house that is what it is, to ask someone

  • over. So I can say something like, I asked Mrs. Smith over to my house. Okay, so you

  • ask someone over to your house, so you are inviting them to come and stay with you for

  • maybe a night or may be two nights. Okay, the next one is to ask out. Well, ask

  • out is basically, you know inviting someone for a date which is more of like you know

  • a romantic encounter. Okay, so you can say something like, the guy was nervous to ask

  • out the girl. So he was nervous to invite her over for a date or ask her out for a date

  • or a romantic encounter, okay. So that is what ask out is as opposed to ask over.

  • Okay, bring over. When I tell someone to bring over their things to my house. bring over

  • is basically used to talk about getting or bringing things to one's house or any place

  • for that matter, okay. So I can say, please bring over your CD so that we can listen to

  • some music. Or I can say please bring over your clothes, so that you can stay the night.

  • Okay, so bring over is basically asking someone to bring or get their things from one place

  • to another, may be from their house to your house or their house to the office or wherever,

  • whichever place. And we have got 3 very, very interesting phrasal

  • verbs which have the same meaning. So we have got pop in, we have got stop in and we've

  • got stop by. All of these three phrasal verbs mean the same thing and that is basically

  • to visit for a short period of time. So there are some people who come to your house but

  • they just come in for a very short period of time, may be for 15 minutes, for half an

  • hour probably. So, that is what pop in, stop in or stop by means. So you can say something

  • like, can you pop in for a cup of tea? Can you stop in to pick up your clothes? Can you

  • stop by and speak to your mother? So when you come home or come anywhere and visit someone

  • for a very small, short period of time, that's when you will use pop in, stop in or stop

  • by. The next one is to drop in. Well this sounds

  • quite similar to the pop in, stop in and stop by but drop in is a little different because

  • drop in basically means to visit someone unexpectedly. Okay, so you can say something like my aunt

  • always drops in at the wrong time. I wish she would just call before coming to our house.

  • So when you drop in, you are visiting someone unexpectedly. The people who you are meeting

  • are not even aware that you are going to come in. So that's what drop in means coming very,

  • very unexpectedly. The next one is to drop off. Well drop off

  • is basically leave someone at a certain place. So I can say that I dropped off my father

  • to the airport. I dropped him off to the airport. So I was driving a car, I went to this certain

  • place and I left him over there. So when you drop someone off, you leave someone who is

  • with you at a certain place and then you go off, okay. That's what drop off means.

  • the next expression which is pick up is the exact opposite of this expression. So pick

  • up is to go to a place and you know bring that person with you. So you bring someone

  • from a certain place. So the opposite of drop off is pick up so when your father arrives

  • at the airport and you want to bring him from the airport, you will say, I picked up my

  • father from the airport or I picked my daughter from her ballet class.

  • Okay, the next phrasal verb to socialize is to meet up. Well what does it mean to meet

  • up? Meet up basically means to decide to meet at a decided place or a decided time. So when

  • you are meeting someone, you have made your plan. You have decided for sure that this

  • is the time; this is the place that we are going to meet up. So you say something like,

  • I met up with my friends, you know for lunch at 2 o'clock at one of the restaurants. So

  • meet up is when you are actually gathering and meeting with people who haven’t met

  • maybe in very, very long time. And you meet up at a decided time and a decided place.

  • Okay, the last expression or the last phrasal verb to socialize is, is to come over. Okay,

  • what is to come over? When I say come over, I am inviting you to visit my house. So come

  • over is slightly different as compared to ask over, because when you ask someone over

  • to your house, you are also asking them or inviting them to your house. However, come

  • over is basically inviting people to your house for a longer period of time. So if someone

  • wants to stay over at your house for say, two months, you can say, come over. But if

  • someone wants to just you know come over or you want to ask over for lunch may be for

  • a day, you can say ask over. Ask over Mrs. Smith for lunch. But come over to my house

  • and stay for two months. Okay, well that's it from me on his lesson

  • from phrasal verbs to socialize. Well, I hope you found it very interesting. I’ll be back

  • with some more lessons until then, this is me saying goodbye.

Hi this is Ceema and I am back with a new lesson on phrasal verbs for socializing or

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    Darren posted on 2017/04/04
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