Care For

Care For

Infinitive: Care For
Present Tense: Care For/ Cares For
-ing Form: Caring For
Past Tense: Cared For
Past Participle: Cared For
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To nurture or take care of someone or something.

    It is a doctor and nurse's job to care for their patients.
    She couldn't find anyone to care for her dog while she was away on vacation, so she didn't go.

  2. 2

    To have strong feelings for someone or something.

    I love to watch couples who truly care for one another.
    He doesn't care for you anymore.

Care For
  1. A mother ______ _____ her children more than she cares for herself.
  2. People say that when you truly _____ ____ someone, their mistakes won't change your feelings for them.
  3. The rich don't _____ ____ the poor.
  4. It is a babysitter's job to _____ _____ other people's children while they are away.
  5. Can you please _____ _____ my plants while I'm away?

Listen for the phrasal verb Care For in the video clip from the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  1. Professor Dumbledore: On the night, Lord Voldemort went to Godric's Hollow to kill Harry, and Lily Potter cast herself between them, the curse rebounded. When that happened, a part of Voldemort's soul latched itself onto the only living thing it could find: Harry himself.

    Professor Snape: There's a reason Harry can speak with snakes. There's a reason he can look into Lord Voldemort's mind.

    Professor Dumbledore: A part of Voldemort lives inside him.

    Professor Snape: So, when the time comes... the boy must die?

    Professor Dumbledore: Yes... yes. He must die.

    Professor Snape: You've kept him alive, so he can die at the proper moment? You've been raising him like a pig for slaughter.

    Professor Dumbledore: Don't tell me now, that you've grown to ______ ___ the boy. Lily! After all this time?

    Professor Snape: Always.
  2. What was their conversation about?

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

  • A mother cares for her children more than she cares for herself.
    People say that when you truly care for someone, their mistakes won’t change your feelings for them.
    The rich don’t care for the poor.
    It is a babysitter’s job to care for other people’s children while they are away.
    Can you please care for my plants while I’m away?

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