Bump Into

Bump Into

Infinitive: Bump Into
Present Tense: Bump Into/ Bumps Into
-ing Form: Bumping Into
Past Tense: Bumped Into
Past Participle: Bumped Into
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    When you meet people by accident or unexpectedly.

    I bumped into an old friend from high school today and we talked for hours.
    My mom bumped into one of her professors and now she is inviting him to dinner with us.

  2. 2

    When you accidentally hit something or someone with your body.

    My younger brother is so tall that he often bumps his head in doorways.
    When Randy first started to learn how to ride a bicycle, a cat crossed the street and he ended up bumping into the trash can.

Bump Into
  1. It's always best to look good wherever you go. After all, you'll never know who you'll ____ ___.

  2. You look familiar. Maybe I've ______ ____ you before.
  3. Eric was mad at Stella for ______ ___ his newly purchased truck the other night.
  4. I wonder why I keep ______ ___you these days. Do you live around the neighborhood?
  5. Someone ____ ___ me on the subway, and I think they stole my wallet.

Listen for the phrasal verb Bump Into in the video clip from the movie Crash

  1. It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people _______ ______ you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass.
  2. What do you think the video is about?

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

  • It’s always best to look good wherever you go. After all, you’ll never know who you’ll bump into.

    You look familiar. Maybe I’ve bumped into you before.
    Eric was mad at Stella for bumping into his newly purchased truck the other night.
    I wonder why I keep bumping into you these days. Do you live around the neighborhood?
    Someone bumped into me on the subway, and I think they stole my wallet.

  • LOIEnglish

    Great!

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    It’s always best to look good wherever you go. After all, you’ll never know who you’ll bump into.

    You look familiar. Maybe I’ve bumped into you before.
    Eric was mad at Stella for bumping into his newly purchased truck the other night.
    I wonder why I keep bumping into you these days. Do you live around the neighborhood?
    Someone bumped into me on the subway, and I think they stole my wallet.

  • LOIEnglish

    Good!

  • Massimiliano Berardi

    I’ll see you Monday if I don’t bump into you before

  • Satyanaam Bajpai

    I am with the hope, may she will bump into me one day.

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