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Face up to Phrasals
 

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- 1: Betty's Angry

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- 2: Not Guilty!

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- 3: How Betty Knows

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- 4: Who's the Liar?

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- 5: Busted

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- 6: Fred's Story

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- 7: What Betty Saw

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- 8: Desperate Fred

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- 9: Betty Breaks It Off

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- 10: Fred Begs

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- 11: Betty's Had Enough

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- 12: Fred Works It Out?

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- The Complete Fred and Betty
Betty on the telephone



Fred and Betty: Is this the End?
Episode 5: Busted!

Betty: I caught you out myself Fred! I saw you with that other girl!




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CATCH OUT

Meaning: if you catch somebody out, you find evidence to show that they have secretly been doing something wrong or bad.

Grammar: This phrasal verb must have an object. The object can go between the verb and particle, or after the particle. If you want to use a pronoun, it must go between the verb and particle.

I caught my son out - RIGHT
I caught him out - RIGHT
I caught out my son - RIGHT

I caught out him - WRONG

Example sentence: George had successfully cheated in quite a few exams, but the examiner finally caught him out when some notes fell out of his sleeve and onto the floor.
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Synonyms: discover, expose, reveal, uncover, find out, bust
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