Three Important Phrasal Verbs Start with ADD
Today we are going to learn the phrasal verbs start with the word ‘add’. There are three common phrasal verbs start with ‘add’ – add something on, add up something and add up to something.
What is phrasal verb?
A phrasal verb is a combination of words that when used together, usually take on a different meaning to that of the original verb.
a verb + a preposition or verb +adverb
How to use add something on, add up something and add up to something?
1. add something on
Definition: to include something or add it
- You have to add the VAT on to the price of the products.
- I have nothing to add on the merits of the case.
- When you add on the amount you have to spend to earn Air Miles, the savings are dubious.
- How many people can you add on Instagram per day?
2. add up something
Definition: to combine figures to form a sum; to calculate ( bill, expenses, figures, numbers )
- Let’s add up our scores and we’ll see who won.
- In this popular game, small points can quickly add up.
- Can you add up 4 and 8?
3. add up to something
Definition: to become a particular amount; to result in something
- The numbers 2, 3 and 6 add up to 11.
- Many small things can add up to a big one.
- Your purchases add up to $18.38.
- The numbers in each row add up to 88.
- His business expenses add up to £5,120 a year.
- We can add three plus four together, as they add up to seven and then add the eight.
- The details don’t add up to a complete picture of what caused the explosion.
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