Archive for April 28, 2010

inseparable phrasal verb: get back to

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Today, I have another phrasal verb for you: “get back to”. This one is used to say that a person will contact another person at another time either to return their phone call or to give them some information. For example:

I’m sorry. Mr. Johnson isn’t here right now, but I’ll have him get back to you as soon as possible.

I’m really sorry, but I don’t have that information for you. I’ll find out and get back to you this afternoon.

I’m not sure if we can come to your party this weekend. I’ll check with my wife and get back to you tomorrow.

A: How much are the AB-40 computers?

B: I’m so sorry, but I don’t know the price. Is it ok if I get back to you with the price later today?

This phrasal verb is often used in business situations, but it can be used in free time situations sometimes, especially with invitations, as in the third example.

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