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You’ve been on this Road Trip for awhile now and
you’ve probably started to notice that there are many
multi-word verbs that use the word PULL.

This lesson goes over several verb forms that use the
word PULL. Hopefully by the end, you’ll have this
verb ready for some serious Road Work.



So sit back, buckle up
And LETS BEGIN!!!
English multi-word verbs or phrasal verbs come in many
different shapes and sizes.

Typically, they're made like this:

VERB + Preposition          =
                                A multi-word verb that
                                now has a new meaning


Sometimes its easy to guess the new
meaning BUT many times it’s impossible!!
PULL Verb + Definitions

WORD         DEFINITION
Pull Ahead   To overtake, move into the lead or in front

Pull Away    To gain in distance, to leave from a place

Pull In      To arrive at a location (like a station or
             destination)

Pull Out     To leave from a location, withdraw

Pull Over    To stop a car by the side of the road

Pull Up      Draw up and stop a car
PULL Examples:

WORD         DEFINITION
Pull Ahead   To overtake, move into the lead or in front

             The racer pulled ahead in the last lap even though
             he was behind most of the race.
Pull Away    To gain in distance, to leave from a place

             The race leader pulled away from the others and
             won the race handily.
             The truck pulled away form the loading dock after
             unloading.
WORD       DEFINITION
Pull In    To arrive at a location (like a station or destination)

           The train pulled in right on time.
           The man pulled into the parking lot and called his friend on the phone.

Pull Out   To leave from a location, withdraw

           When the boat pulled out to sea, he realized he would never return.
           The car pulled out into the fast lane and nearly got hit.
WORD        DEFINITION
Pull Over   To stop a car by the side of the road

            We pulled over to check our tires as something was making a
            funny sound on the car.
            I pulled over onto the shoulder of the road to get a candy bar from
            my bag.
Pull Up     Draw up and stop a car

            The car pulled up to the curb and stopped in front of the door.
            She pulled up to the drive through window and ordered a burger.



Ready for some practice!!
Use These Words to Fill in the Blanks:
pull ahead * pull away * pull in * pull out * pull over * pull up


• I didn’t see the man on the bicycle as I was _____________ of the car park.
                                                  pulling out
•The car was making a strange noise so I ______________ to have a look at it.
                                           pulled over
• It started to rain just as we ____________ in front of the restaurant.
                                  pulled up
• The officer instructed me to ____________. I guess I was speeding?
                                  pull over
• I was so tired that I ____________ to the rest stop to take a nap.
                          pulled in
• The racer _______________ in the last lap even though he was behind most of the race.
              pulled ahead
• The truck ______________ from the loading dock after unloading.
              pulled away
Now use the 3 most common versions of PULL
pull out * pull over * pull up


   • He stopped an entire lane of traffic to ______________ on to an impossible side street.
                                                  pull over
   • You drive on and circle back and ___________beside them parked there.
                                          pull up
   • There were cars on the hill and I had to ____________ behind them.
                                                  pull up
   • I'd just come down from the store, I saw the car _____________ so I quickly ran and got my coat.
                                                         pull out
   • He had to _____________ to the curb and wait for a few minutes.
                  pull over
   • As you ______________ of your motel, take one last look at the sunset.
                 pull out



 Concordancer Source:
 http://www.lextutor.ca/multi_conc/conc.pl?inputs=pull+over%2C+pull+out%
 2C+pull+in%2C+pull+up%2C+pull+under&this_corp=brown_strip.txt&limit=1
 0&format=gaps
Congratulations, You Did It!

    You’re going to be a
  fantastic RoadTripper!!

				
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