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  • Hi again. I'm Adam. In today's lesson we're going to look at phrasal verbs, and today's

  • phrasal verb is -- starts with -- "head": "head up", "head down", "head out", "head

  • over", "head in" or "head inside" - both okay -, "head back", "head off", "head for". Okay?

  • These are the ones we're going to look at and we're going to give examples of each one.

  • First thing to notice: I have... I've grouped these all into one bunch. Basically, these

  • all mean "go". So when we say "head" with any one of these it means "go", but where

  • we go, the direction we go, that changes with each preposition. So let's look at them.

  • When I say: "head up" generally I'm talking about going north. Okay? So if I'm in the

  • US, I'm going to head up to Canada because I'm going north. If I'm in Canada, I'm going

  • to head down to the States. Generally speaking, when we travel or when we go somewhere or

  • drive somewhere especially, we use "head up", "head down". So again, "head up", "head down".

  • If you're going east or west, you basically just "head over" to wherever you're going.

  • Actually let me get to this one: so "head over" means go to a destination or go to a

  • place. So I'm sure some of you have heard the expression "come over". -"Hey, what are

  • you doing?" -"Nothing." -"Well, come over." "Over" means over to my house or over to where

  • I am. So if you're going to head over to somewhere, you're going to go to a specific place.

  • My friend calls me says: "Well, do you want to come over?" And I say: "Yeah, I'll head over

  • right now." Means I'm going to come to your house right now.

  • That goes with "head out". "Head out" basically means "go" but it also means "leave". Okay?

  • So if I'm going to "head out in five minutes" means I'm going to leave here in five minutes;

  • I'm going to go in five minutes. My friend calls me up, says: "Hey, you're late. Where

  • are you?" Say: "Oh, sorry. I got, some things came up. I'm going to head out in five minutes."

  • -- I'm going to leave in five minutes. If you're sitting outside, nice sunny day,

  • drinking with your friends and then you get a little bit tired and you want to go inside

  • your house you say: "I'm going to head in." Okay? "I'm going to head inside." Basically

  • means "go in", "go inside". Usually you would say this when the "in" is understood like

  • if you're outside your house, you're going to head in. If you're in a patio of a restaurant

  • and there's too much sun, "I'm going to head in" or "head inside" -- inside the restaurant.

  • Okay? "Head back" -- go back. We're going for a

  • little trip and I'm getting a little bit tired or a little bit bored and I say: "You know

  • what? Ah, forget it. I'm going to head back." I'm going to turn around, go back where I

  • came from. Okay, all very easy. These two are a little bit different.

  • "Head off" basically means to stop something from happening or to block, and I'll even say here

  • prevent something from happening. Okay? So my girlfriend found out that my ex-girlfriend

  • lives in the same city, and she found out that my ex-girlfriend is going to come over

  • to my house and try to hook up again. So my girlfriend is going to go head her off, she's

  • going to go and block the way; she's not going to let her get to me. Okay? She's going to

  • "head her off at the pass", we say -- it's an expression. Old western movies, you got

  • the cowboys, you got the Indians and the Indians are coming in for attack, and the cowboys,

  • they head them off at the pass. Now, it could also mean to make them change course or make

  • whoever, make something change course. Basically means make it change direction. So I'm going

  • this way, somebody came to head me off and make me go this way instead of this way. Okay,

  • easy. "Head for" also means "go" but it's not so

  • much "go", it's more about move, move towards something specifically or even aim. Okay?

  • So there's an old expression: "Head for the hills." If there's a flood coming, if it's

  • raining very heavily and the water's starting to rise, head for the hills; go toward the

  • hills that are higher, you can keep your feet dry. Okay? So these are all the different

  • uses of "head" with a preposition. Head north: head up; head down: south; head out: leave

  • or go; head over: go to a specific spot or place that you spoke with someone about; head

  • back: go back; head off: stop, block, make change direction; head for a specific place.

  • Now, if you want to get detailed examples, if you want sentences using all of these,

  • go to There's a quiz there -- you can try out all these phrasal verbs.

  • Also, check out my YouTube site and subscribe to it. And come back again; visit us, we'll

  • give you another lesson. Thank you.

Hi again. I'm Adam. In today's lesson we're going to look at phrasal verbs, and today's

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