PREPOSITIONS Part 5---ON

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Again, prepositions aren't only for stating dates or locations. When they are paired with another word as a set, they become a part of a phrasal verb. Below are some of the most commonly used phrasal verbs with the preposition ON.  Again, my list MAY NOT BE COMPLETE.  These are the phrasal verbs that I often come cross when I read magazines, books, etc.

ON

Act
Many animals, like snakes, act purely on impulse. Other animals, like dogs and cats, have emotions. They don't act on impulse; they act according to the situation.

Base
Based on the financial report forwarded to the CEO, the company branch in Tokyo is losing money. Shutting it down is inevitable.

Call
The former president called on the protesters to stop looting. Their looting is not in any way connected to the issue at hand.

Comment
I don't want to comment on this issue. I don't have much knowledge about it.

Concentrate
I want to concentrate on my writing. I have no time to hang out with anyone.

Congratulate
The CEO personally congratulated Mr. Tanaka on bagging the Employee of The Year Award.

Count
You can always count on Jack to meet his deadline even when he is under a lot of pressure.

Decide
It's difficult to decide on a date for my travel because I still have a lot of  urgent tasks to finish.

Depend
You need to have your own source of income. You can't depend on your parents forever.

Economize
We can't go shopping regularly because of the lockdown. We have to economize on our food and other supplies.

Embark
Tomomi told me that she's gotten tired working as a nurse. She told me that whe wants to embark on another career, one that offers flexible working hours.

Experiment
It's not good to experiment on animals, but...do scientists have a choice?

Insist
The boy insisted on wearing his soccer uniform to church.

Lean
Please don't lean on the glass.  You might break it.

Live
You complain that you had only ham and bread for lunch? Man, a lot of people in the world live on very little amount of rice and some dried fish.

Operate
The doctors had to operate on him. His appendix ruptured.

Perform
It's not good to perform experiments on animals, but... do the scientists have another choice?

Pride
She prides herself on her ability to make sales even when the economy is down. She once joked that she could even sell snow to the Eskimos.

Rely
Why do you always have to rely on your parents for money?  You're 35Get a job



Japanese Translation:
Translation credit: Google Translate

繰り返しになりますが、前置詞は日付や場所を示すためだけのものではありません。それらがセットとして別の単語とペアになると、それらは句動詞の一部になります。以下は、前置詞がオンの場合に最もよく使用される句動詞の一部です。繰り返しますが、私のリストは完全ではないかもしれません。これらは、雑誌や本などを読むときによく出てくる句動詞です。

文例は英語版で確認できます。このブログを読んでいただきありがとうございます。



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