• Move Out – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is: Move Out

    Infinitive form: Move Out

    Present Tense: Move Out/ Moves Out

    ing form: Moving Out

    Past tense: Moved Out

    Participle: Moved Out


    Move Out is a separable English phrasal verb. It is normally used in the following ways:


    When you permanently remove all your belongings and personal items from a place where you live or stay.

    1. I heard Greg and Sarah are getting a divorce. Who do you think will move out first?

    2. The Smiths can’t stand their neighbors. Mrs. Smith said that they are moving out of state and will live in their coastal home in California.


    When you move someone or something out of a place to another location.

    1. It’s a good thing that the fireman had managed to move all the people out of the building before the fire consumed the place.

    2. Daniel moved all the trash out and placed it in the bins while the rest of the students watched.


    Changing position.

    1. Superman is awesome! He can move out of the bullet’s way after it is shot.

    2. When an ambulance approaches, motorists have a choice to either move out of the lanes closest to this vehicle, or to reduce speed.


    The video clip below is from one of my all time favorite movies, Pulp Fiction. The character who uses Move Out has an unusual way of speaking. See if you can understand him.

    Exercises: Write your answers in comments and we will correct them.

    Fill in the gaps from the video above:

    It’s your future, I see a cab ride. _____ ___ of the sticks fells.

    What advice is the character in the suit giving the other two men?

    Complete the sentences below with the correct form of Move Out.

    1. Are you sure you’re old enough to ___ __ of your parent’s house?

    2. Craig is sick and tired of the urban life, so he decided that ____ __ is the best option.

    3. I initially ____ ___ here to work.

    4. As soon as the little girl  ____ __ of the way, the policeman shot the  killer.

    5. Lily decided to drop by the office before  ____ __ .


    Change the example sentences above to negative sentences (or positive, if the sentence is already negative). Then change them to questions.

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