Carry On

Carry On

Infinitive: Carry On
Present Tense: Carry On/ Carries On
-ing Form: Carrying On
Past Tense: Carried On
Past Participle: Carried On
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in three ways
  1. 1

    To continue doing something or to continue on in life despite an obstacle.

    The teacher told her students to carry on with their reading while she gets the test papers from the other classroom.
    After the 800 meter race, I was too tired to carry on with any of the other track events.

  2. 2

    When someone behaves badly.

    My best friend carried on all night about how her ex-boyfriend was a jerk.
    The restaurant manager made the group of people leave because they were carrying on and disturbing the other diners.

  3. 3

    To take something with you when traveling on a bus, train or airplane.
    [Noun] {Carry-on} The baggage you take with you on a bus, train or airplane.

    The attendant said my bag was too big to carry on the plane, so I had to check it.
    Jess prefers to take the train because he can take more than one carry-on.

Carry On
  1. Mr. Peters told us to ______ ___ with our writing assignment from the last class.
  2. I am going to tell your father how you _____ _____ at the mall today.
  3. Airlines only allow one ______ ___ item, yet people still _____ _____ two or three items.
  4. I don't know how he has managed to ______ ___ after everything that's happened.
  5. I'm sorry, but I have to go. Please feel free to ______ ______ without me.

Listen for the phrasal verb Carry On in the video clip from the movie Catch Me If You Can

  1. Nurse: Oh. In here, Dr. Conners.

    Frank: Gentlemen, what seems to be the problem?

    Dr. Ashland: Bicycle accident. Fractured tibia about five inches below the patella.

    Frank: Dr. Harris.

    Dr. Harris: Yes?

    Frank: Do you concur?

    Dr. Harris: Concur with what, sir?

    Frank: With what Dr. Ashland just said. Do you concur?

    Dr. Harris: Well, it was a bicycle accident, the boy told us.

    Frank: So you concur?

    Dr. Ashland: Concur? I think we should take an X ray, then stitch him up and put him in a walking cast.

    Frank: That's very good, Dr. Ashland. Very good. Well, you don't seem to have much need for me. ________ ___.
  2. What was the video clip about?

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

  • Mr. Peters told us to carry on with our writing assignment from the last class.
    I am going to tell your father how you carried on at the mall today.
    Airlines only allow one carry-on item, yet people still carrying on two or three items.
    I don’t know how he has managed to carry on after everything that’s happened.
    I’m sorry, but I have to go. Please feel free to carry on without me.

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    Mr. Peters told us to carry on with our writing assignment from the last class.
    I am going to tell your father how you carried on at the mall today.
    Airlines only allow one carry-on item, yet people still carrying on two or three items.
    I don’t know how he has managed to carry on after everything that’s happened.
    I’m sorry, but I have to go. Please feel free to carry on without me.

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