Count On

Count On

Infinitive: Count On
Present Tense: Count On/ Counts On
-ing Form: Counting On
Past Tense: Counted On
Past Participle: Counted On
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To rely on someone for support when you need it most.

    I can always count on my best friend to be there for me.
    The Los Angeles Lakers count on Kobe Bryant to score 30 or more points per game.

  2. 2

    When you expect something will occur, or that a specific condition exists.

    You can always count on having a great time in New Orleans. There is so much to see and do!
    Farmers count on their crops to grow for profit.

Count On
  1. Steve was ______ _______ the job offer from the bank, until they said they went with another candidate.
  2. Students often _____ ___ an allowance from their parents until they finish school.
  3. Lance is _______ ______ the partnership in order to expand his business within the global market.
  4. Valerie is _______ _______ a promotion, so she can make more money.
  5. We can always ______ ___ Jim Carrey to make us laugh.

Listen for the phrasal verb Count On in the video clip from the movie American Beauty

  1. Carolyn: Look, I wish that you hadn't witnessed that awful scene tonight, but in a way, I'm glad.

    Jane: Why? So I could see what freaks you and Dad really are?

    Carolyn: Me?
    Jane: Oh, Christ. Mom.

    Carolyn: No, I'm glad because because you're old enough now to learn the most important lesson in life: You cannot ________ ___ anyone except yourself.

    Jane: You cannot ________ ___ anyone except yourself.

    Carolyn: You know, it's sad but true, and the sooner you learn it, the better.

    Jane: Look, Mom, I really don't feel like having a Kodak moment here.

    Carolyn: You ungrateful little brat! Just look at everything you have! When I was your age, I lived in a duplex! We didn't even have our own house.
  2. What was their conversation about?

    How was the phrasal verb used in the video clip?

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

  • Steve was counting on the job offer from the bank, until they said they went with another candidate.
    Students often count on an allowance from their parents until they finish school.
    Lance is counting on the partnership in order to expand his business within the global market.
    Valerie is counting on a promotion, so she can make more money.
    We can always count on Jim Carrey to make us laugh.

  • Viacheslav Levashov

    Steve was counting on the job offer from the bank, until they said they went with another candidate.
    Students often count on an allowance from their parents until they finish school.
    Lance is counting on the partnership in order to expand his business within the global market.
    Valerie is counting on a promotion, so she can make more money.
    We can always count on Jim Carrey to make us laugh.

  • LOIEnglish

    Good!

  • LOIEnglish

    perfect!

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