Believe In

Believe In

Infinitive: Believe In
Present Tense: Believe In/ Believes In
-ing Form: Believing In
Past Tense: Believed In
Past Participle: Believed In
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To feel confident about something or someone.

    Spiritual people don't believe in religion, but they do believe in a higher power.
    If you don't believe in yourself, then no one else will believe in you either.

  2. 2

    To believe something exists.

    Do you believe in magic?
    Thanks to the internet and YouTube, more and more people are starting to believe in Illuminati.

Believe In
  1. Wendy doesn't want to get married because she doesn't ______ _____ having a contractual tie to another person.
  2. I _______ ____ the boogeyman when I was young.
  3. Thank you for ______ ___ me when I didn't even _____ __ myself.
  4. The Gay Pride Parade isn't only for gay people to attend, but for anyone who _____ _____ gay rights.
  5. Darwinism is a theory a lot of people ______ ____.

Listen for the phrasal verb Believe In in the video clip from the movie The Matrix

  1. [Scene 1]
    Are you sure you want to hear this? Morpheus _______ __ you, Neo. And no one, not you, not even me, can convince him otherwise. He believes it so blindly ... that he's going to sacrifice his life to save yours.

    Neo: What?

    The Oracle: You're going to have to make a choice. In the one hand, you'll have Morpheus' life, and in the other hand, you'll have your own. One of you is going to die. Which one will be up to you. I'm sorry, kiddo. I really am. You have a good soul, and I hate giving good people bad news.

    [Scene 2]
    Tank: I want Morpheus back too, but what you're talking about is suicide.

    Neo: I know that's what it looks like ... but it's not. I can't explain to you why it's not. Morpheus believed something, and he was ready to give his life for it. I understand that now. That's why I have to go.

    Tank: Why?
    Neo: Because I ______ __ something.
    Trinity: What?

    Neo: I believe I can bring him back.
  2. How was the phrasal verb used in both scenes? Is there a difference in the meaning?

    What was the video clip about?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Wendy doesn’t want to get married because she doesn’t believe in having a contractual tie to another person.
    I believed in the boogeyman when I was young.
    Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t even believed in myself.
    The Gay Pride Parade isn’t only for gay people to attend, but for anyone who believes in gay rights.
    Darwinism is a theory a lot of people believe in.

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    Wendy doesn’t want to get married because she doesn’t believe in having a contractual tie to another person.
    I believed in the boogeyman when I was young.
    Thank you for believing in me when I didn’t even believe in myself.
    The Gay Pride Parade isn’t only for gay people to attend, but for anyone who believes in gay rights.
    Darwinism is a theory a lot of people believe in.

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