Cheat On

Cheat On

Infinitive: Cheat On
Present Tense: Cheat On/ Cheats On
-ing Form: Cheating On
Past Tense: Cheated On
Past Participle: Cheated On
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    When you are emotionally and/or sexually unfaithful to your girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse.

    Dana couldn't believe her boyfriend had been cheating on her with her best friend.
    When celebrities cheat on each other, it's all over the news!

  2. 2

    When someone uses an unfair advantage to improve their score on a test.

    Dennis was tempted to cheat on his exams, but ultimately he studied hard and did well.
    Christy got a perfect score only because she cheated on the test.

Cheat On
  1. The student sitting in the back row ______ ___ the exam by opening his book when no one is looking.
  2. While Mariah was reprimanding her best friend, Anna, for _______ ___ the bar exam, Anna informed her how Mariah's husband had been ______ ___ her with their babysitter!
  3. I'm bored of all the rumors of celebrities ______ __ each other. It's not news!
  4. My sister never _____ ___ her exams. She'd rather fail with integrity than win dishonestly.
  5. She couldn't possibly be _______ ____ him. I mean, they just got married a few months ago!

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

  1. Frank: You know this isn't hydro chloride or bleach.

    Carl: No, it's something new. Maybe a nail-polish remover where the acetone removes the ink that's not imprinted. How did you do it, Frank? How did you ______ ___ the bar exam in Louisiana?

    Frank: I didn't cheat. I studied for two weeks and I passed.

    Carl: Is that the truth, Frank? Is that the truth?

    Frank: I bet this guy steals checks out of mailboxes. He washes off their names and he puts on his own.
  2. What was the conversation about?

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

  • The student sitting in the back row cheated on the exam by opening his book when no one is looking.
    While Mariah was reprimanding her best friend, Anna, for cheating on the bar exam, Anna informed her how Mariah’s husband had been cheating on her with their babysitter! (OMG, that was a hit below the belt… she’s such a witch!)
    I’m bored of all the rumors of celebrities cheating on each other. It’s not news!
    My sister never cheats on her exams. She’d rather fail with integrity than win dishonestly.
    She couldn’t possibly be cheating on him. I mean, they just got married a few months ago!

  • LOIEnglish

    hahah! Great work.

  • Milica

    Why didn’t we get today’s phrasal verb?

  • LOIEnglish

    Sorry there was a glitch in the email and it never went out. There will be a new one tomorrow. Also check out the grammar point tomorrow, it is about phrasal verbs that have a noun form as well.

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