The English phrasal verb ‘Burn Out’ has multiple meanings. The explanation we will learn in this lesson is when a light stops working. The examples below are great for you to practice talking about it the right way!

 

Phrasal Verb: Burn Out

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Phrasal Verbs Lesson: Burn Out #1

Alternative Meaning: When a light stops working.

Example 1:

  • It’s time to change the light bulb because that one is going to burn out soon.
  • It’s time to change the light bulb because that one is going to stop working soon.

Example 2:

  • If you leave your lights on, they will burn out sooner.
  • If you leave your lights on, they will stop working sooner.

 

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