Break Through

Break Through

Infinitive: Break Through
Present Tense: Break Through/ Breaks Through
-ing Form: Breaking Through
Past Tense: Broke Through
Past Participle: Broken Through
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To make a way through a barrier or a surface.

    The burglar broke through the back door.
    The workers had to break through the wall to access the pipes.

  2. 2

    When something hidden appears through a surface.

    It looks like the sun is trying to break through the clouds.
    Her talent really breaks through when she is performing on stage.

Break Through
  1. How did the dog _____ ______ the fence?
  2. The protesters _____ _____ the police lines.
  3. The turnips and tomatoes we planted are finally starting to ______ ______ the soil.
  4. The Incredible Hulk _______ _____ the pile of rubble that had collapsed on him.
  5. He snapped his leg so bad that the bone ______ ______ his skin.

Watch how they have to Break an injection Through someone's chest in this funny video clip from the movie Pulp Fiction

  1. What was the video clip about?

    Why did they have to break the injection through?

    Did they break through the problem?

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

  • How did the dog break through the fence?
    The protesters broke through the police lines.
    The turnips and tomatoes we planted are finally starting to breaking through the soil.
    The Incredible Hulk broke through the pile of rubble that had collapsed on him.
    He snapped his leg so bad that the bone broke through his skin.

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    How did the dog break through the fence?
    The protesters broke through the police lines.
    The turnips and tomatoes we planted are finally starting to break through the soil.
    The Incredible Hulk broke through the pile of rubble that had collapsed on him.
    He snapped his leg so bad that the bone broke through his skin.

  • LOIEnglish

    Good!

  • LOIEnglish

    starting to break through-we do not use the ‘ing’ form with a second ‘ing’ form. Almost always after an ‘ing’ verb you will use the infinitive.

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