Phrasal Verb – Count on.

Meaning – To depend on someone or something. To rely or depend on someone or something for support, help, or assistance. It can also mean to have confidence or trust in someone or something to do something expected or promised.

  • This phrasal verb is not separable.
  • “I know I’ve been busy recently but you can always count on me if you are having a hard time.”
  • “You know you can count on your best mate.”

This expression can also be used in a humorous way to refer to someone or something that you expect to act in a certain way.

  • “You can always count on Liverpool to lose the easy games!”


  • Count on your lucky stars means to feel fortunate and grateful for your good luck.
    • “You lost your wallet, but you found it later? You can count on your lucky stars!”
  • Count on the fingers of one hand means to have a small number of something.
    • “There is almost nobody in the office today. You can count us on the fingers of one hand.”

What is a phrasal verb?

phrasal verb is a verb combined with 1 or 2 small words. These small words are particles. A particle can be a preposition or adverb. The phrasal verb has a different meaning from the verb alone because the particle changes the meaning of the verb.

Some phrasal verbs can be separated. When we change the tense of the phrasal verb we only modify the verb part. The particle remains the same.

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