Catch On

Catch On

Infinitive: Catch On
Present Tense: Catch On/ Catches On
-ing Form: Catching On
Past Tense: Caught On
Past Participle: Caught On
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To understand or realize something.

    She finally caught on to what the man was telling her.
    I didn't catch on to what was happening in the movie until near the end.

  2. 2

    To become popular.

    TLC immediately caught on when they released their first single 'Ain't to Proud to Beg'.
    I wish twerkin' never caught on.

Catch On
  1. You have to watch the first part of the series in order to ______ _____ to what's happening.
  2. The swindlers tried to make her do an illegal deal, but she ______ _____ quickly and bailed.
  3. With constant training, your pet will finally ______ ____ to what to do and what not to do.
  4. Bamboo earrings didn't start to ____ ____ until the early 90's.
  5. I sure hope poodle skirts don't ______ _____ again.

Watch how the Alpine permaculture Catches On in this video clip

  1. 1.) How was the phrasal verb used in the video?

    2.) How does the Apline permaculture catch on?

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

  • You have to watch the first part of the series in order to catch on to what’s happening.
    The swindlers tried to make her do an illegal deal, but she caught on quickly and bailed.
    With constant training, your pet will finally catch on to what to do and what not to do.
    Bamboo earrings didn’t start to catch on until the early 90’s.
    I sure hope poodle skirts don’t catch on again. (Me too)

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    You have to watch the first part of the series in order to catch on to what’s happening.
    The swindlers tried to make her do an illegal deal, but she caught on quickly and bailed.
    With constant training, your pet will finally catch on to what to do and what not to do.
    Bamboo earrings didn’t start to catch on until the early 90’s.
    I sure hope poodle skirts don’t catch on again.

  • LOIEnglish

    I like poodle skirts;)

  • LOIEnglish

    Excellent!

  • LOIEnglish

    Isabel,

    In #1 and #3 you make the mistake of conjugating the secondary verb catch. …in order to catch on to what’s happening…..your pet WILL catch on to

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