Phrasal verbs with CALL; call back, call off, call after

English phrasal verb lessons: call after, call off, call back

 call back

– return a phone call

  • – Brrr Brrrrr ” Hi, John? I’m sorry I can’t talk now, I’ll call you back in half-an-hour, OK?”
  • – Mum! Dad phoned earlier, can you call him back?

call off

– cancel

  • – The weather was so bad that they had to call the football match off.
  • – John and Mary decided to call off their wedding. They weren’t sure that they wanted to be together.

call after

– give a child the same name as someone or something else



We have many other lessons and exercises with phrasal verbs and English idioms. One example is Cry which is used in a number  of well-known  English expressions such as crybaby, cry wolf and a far cry    There are more lessons with other verbs in the Phrasal Verb Index   it includes run and  think. If you want, you can  practise by doing these exercises

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