Con Into

Con Into

Infinitive: Con Into
Present Tense: Con Into/ Cons Into
-ing Form: Conning Into
Past Tense: Conned Into
Past Participle: Conned Into
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in one way
  1. 1

    To persuade someone to do something through lies and deception.

    Stacey was very upset that she got conned into buying fake diamond earrings at an expensive price.
    How did he con you into giving him all your money?

Con Into
  1. Stop trying to ____ people ____ doing things. Just tell the truth and let them choose.

  2. That man wearing a black hat has a reputation of ______people _____ working for him for free.
  3. Tracy is naive and can easily get _____ ____ doing favors for people.
  4. I don't let anyone ____ me ____ anything. I always make sure what a person is telling me is the truth by doing extensive research.
  5. Don't get ______ _____ making any type of deal with this man. He is an expert in fooling people so he can get their money.

Listen for the phrasal verb Con Into in the video clip from the TV episode Lost

  1. James 'Sawyer' Ford: Why did you throw Locke out a window?

    Anthony Cooper: He was becoming a nuisance. I _____ him ____ giving me one of his kidneys. He never got over it.

    James 'Sawyer' Ford: Conned?

    Anthony Cooper: Yes sir, conned.

    James 'Sawyer' Ford: What's your name?

    Anthony Cooper: Hmm?

    James 'Sawyer' Ford: Your name.

    Anthony Cooper: A conman goes by many names friend. I've been Alan Seward, Anthony Cooper, Ted MacLaren, Tom Sawyer, Louis Jackson, and Paul...

    James 'Sawyer' Ford: Tom Sawyer.

    Anthony Cooper: I was young and Huck Finn was taken. And the ladies loved that one. Made me charming.

    James 'Sawyer' Ford: Well how about that.

    Anthony Cooper: How about what?

    James 'Sawyer' Ford: Sawyer's my name too.
  2. What was the conversation about?

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

  • Stop trying to con people into doing things. Just tell the truth and let them choose.

    That man wearing a black hat has a reputation of conning people into working for him for free.
    Tracy is naive and can easily get conned into doing favors for people.
    I don’t let anyone con me into anything. I always make sure what a person is telling me is the truth by doing extensive research.
    Don’t get conned into making any type of deal with this man. He is an expert in fooling people so he can get their money.

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