Con Out Of

Con Out Of

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

    To persuade someone to give or do something through lies and deception.

    Jack is trying to con his dad out of more allowance by telling him that he had never received it.
    The man was conned out of his concert tickets.

Con Out Of
  1. Helen's cousin _____ his doctor ____ ___ giving him Percocet by pretending to be in pain.
  2. "Instead of ______ people ____ ___ their money, why don't you find a decent job instead? It's good for your conscience!" said Lance's mother.
  3. When he was a kid, Brent used to ______ people ____ ___ their lunch money by telling them he didn't have any because his family was poor. The truth is that both his parents were doctors!
  4. The madman and his lawyer had successfully ______ the jury _____ ___ a not guilty verdict.
  5. Quit trying to _____ me ___ ___ my candy! I know you're not going to have any tomorrow because you're leaving town!

Listen for the phrasal verb Con Out Of in this humurous video clip from the movie Oscar

  1. Theresa: I have something to tell you.

    Anthony: I know what it is.

    Theresa: You do?

    Anthony: Sit down, sweetheart. You shouldn't be standing in your condition.

    Theresa: What are you talking about?

    Anthony: You're having a baby. Your father told me.

    Theresa: I am not having a baby, and he's not my father.

    Anthony: What?

    Theresa: Mr Provolone, he's not my father.

    Anthony: Does he know he's not your father?

    Theresa: Of course he knows he's not my father. What kind of a question is that?

    Anthony: Then he knows you're not his daughter?

    Theresa: Yes. I lied to you, Anthony. I'm sorry.

    Anthony: That son of a bitch.

    Theresa: What's wrong?

    Anthony: He ______ me ______ ____ his money.

    Theresa: Anthony, I only did it because I love you. I was afraid I'd lose you.

    Anthony: I've gotta get it back.

    Theresa: Get what back?

    Anthony: The money, of course!

    Theresa: You seem more interested in this money than you are in me.

    Anthony: No, no, no. It-- Please. I've just gotta think.

    Theresa: I'm glad I found out what you're really like before it was too late!
  2. What was the conversation about?

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

  • Helen’s cousin conned his doctor out of giving him Percocet by pretending to be in pain.
    “Instead of conning people out of their money, why don’t you find a decent job instead? It’s good for your conscience!” said Lance’s mother.
    When he was a kid, Brent used to con people out of their lunch money by telling them he didn’t have any because his family was poor. The truth is that both his parents were doctors!
    The madman and his lawyer had successfully con the jury out of a not guilty verdict.
    Quit trying to con me out of my candy! I know you’re not going to have any tomorrow because you’re leaving town!

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