Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb Phrase 115. The verb phrase today is to \"bring on.\" Now bring on is a very common verb phrase and it has a lot of different uses and a lot of different meanings. So we're going to actually cover like six different ones today. With ... so we're only going to give one example of each different use or meaning. Okay. So let's look at it. Let's look at number one here. So the meaning of number one is basically to cause something unpleasant to happen. So it has to be unpleasant. Something not nice. So we say that something could bring on something here. So we hear this on the news a lot right now. If the FED continues to raise interest rates it could bring on a recession. Remember the FED , the FED is the central bank in the US. So if they keep raise ... raising the interest rates, they'll make money more expensive to borrow and you know, if the economy is not strong enough this could cause a recession if they go too high. So that's what we say so if the Fed continues to raise interest rates it could bring on a recession. It could cause this unpleasant thing to happen. All right. Let's look at number two. A little similar to number one. To make something arise or come about. Okay so it does not necessarily have to be unpleasant , but it could be unpleasant as well. Pollen season always brings on my allergies. So it makes them come about. It makes them arise you know , pollen season. Pollen is in the air. If you have allergies, if you're sensitive , sensitive to it, it could make your allergies come out. Because you're breathing in the pollen. So it could bring on your allergies. All right. Let's look at the third one. Get someone involved in an activity. All right. This one's different. We brought on Jack to our team because he could be a real asset to our project. Remember asset that means something of high value to your project. So if you brought on a person here to your team, with your group , it means you included them in it and now they're part of the activity. All right. Let's look at number four. Make someone or something appear usually as a request. All right. This one is to do with a request. So you're actually telling someone to bring on something. All right. So in this case we'd say bring on the dance music. Let's get this party started. Yeah. That might even be a line from a song. Let's get this party started. Yeah. So if, so we say bring on the dance music, meaning you know, make, put on the dance music. You know get it going. Bring it on. So you're requesting that. They start playing the dance music. So the party could get more exciting. All right. Let's see . Oh number five. Bring someone onto a stage. Okay. So with bring it on. So this is more physical. Physically you know, get someone on the stage. So we might hear this like on a TV show. You know like a variety show. Maybe they have a host and they have a number of guests. So you might say after the commercial break, we are going to bring on a new guest. Meaning so a new guest will appear on the stage . Okay. Good and number six. All right. This is slightly different because it has a reflexive here. Yeah. Bring something on oneself. Okay. We do use this one too. So if somebody says to bring something on oneself, it means to be the cause of one's own troubles or problems. You cause your own problems you brought it on yourself. So let's look at the example here. You have no one else to blame. You brought it on yourself. Okay you never should have done that. So that's what they're saying. It's your fault. Don't blame anybody else. You brought it on yourself by what you did. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.