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  • Hi friends, I'm Rachna and I'm back with a new lesson. In today's lesson we're going

  • to take a look at the phrasal verb break up, okay. Now, we all associate break up with

  • that one painful experience that's a heart break, as in, when you end a relationship.

  • But well, it is not so. We use break up in many ways, okay. So now let's start and see

  • how do we use break upon in different types of sentences.

  • The first one-the plate broke up when he dropped it.

  • Now imagine I have a plate in my hand, and well, I drop it, so

  • what's going to happen? It breaks up. That means, it breaks into many pieces. So when

  • you drop something or when you break something into many pieces, you can use the phrasal

  • verb break up, okay. So well, if I hold the glass in my hand and I drop it or it slips,

  • what is gonna happen? It is gonna break up, okay. So one of the ways you use break up

  • is when something breaks into many pieces. So you can say, the glass slipped from my

  • hand and broke up into or or just and broke up, okay. Now the next use, when do you break

  • up for Christmas? No supposing I ask my little cousin, when do you break up for Christmas?

  • I'm asking him when are his Christmas holidays? So well, a lot of schools break up for summer

  • vacations when, in the end of June or July maybe, okay. So when you say when do you break

  • up or if I tell you I break up for summer vacations uh in the month of June, that means

  • my school closes or gives us a summer vacation. So when you use this, you're asking someone

  • or you're telling someone when your educational institution gives you a summer break or closes

  • for a while, okay. So well if I say we break up in December for Christmas, that's the time

  • students love it because it's their Christmas vacation, fine. Now in my next example, Maria

  • and John have broken up. Well, obviously this spells sad and bad news. When I say have broken

  • up, I mean to say they have ended a relationship. So probably they were dating earlier, they

  • were serious in a relationship, but now that is no longer so. They have, you know, just

  • decided to part ways. So we say, they have broken up, right? So, it is similar to saying

  • they have split up. But the more commonly expression used is they have broken up. So

  • it means they have ended their relationship and they are no longer in rosy relationship.

  • Okay, I hope so far this is clear to you. The next example, you're breaking up, I'll

  • call you back. Now suppose you're speaking to someone over the phone, okay, and sometimes

  • when you're travelling, especially when you're travelling, okay. You know the voice kinda

  • cracks up and you can't hear the person clearly because there is a lot of interference or

  • sometimes the network is really poor. That that means the person is breaking up. So I

  • tell a friend of mine, you're breaking up, I'll call you back, okay. So probably I get

  • off the train and then I call her back. So when I say you're voice is breaking up or

  • when I say you're breaking up, it means you are not audible or you're inaudible because

  • of interference or too much noise or poor network, okay. Now, the thought of hurting

  • John just breaks me up. Now imagine if I have to tell John something that I'm sure he's

  • going to be hurt about,okay. Obviously being my closest friend, if I'm gonna hurt him,

  • it's gonna upset me. So I say, it just breaks me up, that means to upset somebody, okay.

  • So sometimes we see people uh being really depressed or you know undergoing uh problems

  • say for example a financial problem, and imagine they they're your near and dear ones. So how

  • do you feel when you look at them undergoing or you know suffering so much? It definitely

  • breaks you up. That means it really upsets you to see your uh you know close ones undergoing

  • pain or suffering. So that is another way to say it breaks me up, another way to say

  • it really upsets me. So to break somebody up means to upset somebody, alright. Now in

  • the next sentence, the meeting broke up at 11 am. Now supposing a meeting started at

  • 9 and if I go and ask the secretary, what time, where are the people, I mean what time

  • did the meeting end? She says that the meeting broke up at 11 am. That means the meeting

  • ended and people went their different ways, okay. So, I'm at a business conference and

  • well I tell my friend the conference is going to break up at 2 pm. That means it's going

  • to end at 2 pm and people are going to go different ways. So that is another way of

  • saying or to go different ways or to end something, you may use to break up, okay. And the last

  • sentence, his jokes break me up. Now well imagine you have a, you have this wonderful

  • friend in your group who is really witty and has his uh keeps passing his famous one liners

  • and has something to say about everything and everyone which really leaves you laughing,

  • you know the LOL kind of thing. So, when someone makes you laugh really hard, I mean you cannot

  • control and his wit is wonderful. So when you want to say that his jokes really make

  • you laugh hard, you could say his jokes break me up, okay. That means you cannot control

  • and you really laugh hard. Well, I have a friend of mine and she's really witty. So

  • whenever I meet her, I always break up because the the kind of wit, her humor is just fabulous,

  • right? And it's really nice to be around these people because they always make sure that

  • you laugh till you're tired and you really laugh hard, okay. Well friends these are the

  • common ways you use the phrasal verb break up. The different ways you use them. And well

  • this brings me to the end of this lesson, I hope you enjoyed watching it. Well, I do

  • have a test for you so please take the test and let me know your scores. I'll be back

  • soon with a new lesson, till then take care and bye.

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