Come Back

Come Back

Infinitive: Come Back
Present Tense: Come Back/ Comes Back
-ing Form: Coming Back
Past Tense: Came Back
Past Participle: Come Back
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in three ways
  1. 1

    To return to a place.

    Robbie hasn't come back from the store yet.
    Be sure to come straight back home after school today.

  2. 2

    To become successful or popular again.
    [Noun] {Comeback} Refers to someone or something that becomes successful or popular again.

    The Seahawks are going to come back next season and win the championship again.
    Remember when bell bottoms came back?
    Mike Tyson failed to make a comeback in boxing after his stint in prison.

  3. 3

    When a condition or problem occurs again.

    If your fever keeps coming back, you should go to the doctor.
    Ugh! My dandruff came back!

Come Back
  1. The clerk asked him to ______ _____ to the office for the results.
  2. The rash _______ ____ after she stopped taking the pills.
  3. The company made a huge _________ with their latest advertising campaign.
  4. Baby please, please ______ _____ to me! Oooooohhhh weee ooooohhhh, baby, baby ______ _____!
  5. Do you think baggy clothes on women trend will _____ _____ , or if the whole tomboy look for women will make a __________?

Listen for the phrasal verb Come Back in the video clip from the movie Shooter

  1. Bob: I've been hallucinating.
    Sarah: Something I need to tell you. Ralphie's dead.

    Bob: Who's Ralphie?
    Sarah: Well, they said you shot your dog 'cause they knew you weren't ______ ____.

    Bob: They said that, huh? Name was Sam. He was a good dog. I raised him from a pup.
    Sarah: You okay?
    Bob: No.
  2. What was their conversation about?

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

  • The clerk asked him to come back to the office for the results.
    The rash came back after she stopped taking the pills.
    The company made a huge comeback with their latest advertising campaign.

    Baby please, please come back to me! Oooooohhhh weee ooooohhhh, baby, baby come back! (That’s a hit for sure.)
    Do you think baggy clothes on women trend will come back , or if the whole tomboy look for women will make a comeback?

  • LOIEnglish

    I think there must be a lot of songs that have the phrasal verb ‘come back’ 🙂

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