- Phrasal Verb – Count on.
- Meaning – To depend on someone or something. If you count on something happening you hope or expect that it will happen. If you count on somebody you know you can trust them or rely on them.
- 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!”
What is a phrasal verb?
A 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.