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Rob and Ashlie talk about using ‘out’ with verbs and some phrases used when ordering in a restaurant.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


What is the correct expression: pop out or pop up to say that you come out for a couple minutes? For example when the owner of the restorant says that he is going to pop ??? to the supermarket


Hello MayelaM,

The correct expression is 'pop out'. 'Pop up' can be used to describe going upstairs for a moment.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear All ,

Good day to all !

I would like to download the video and save it in my Mobil and listen it. But I can't download.
I can see video but can't listen in my job. Pls help me.

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Nan Pyae (Ms)

please change your mobile......

hi mohammad..
same problem,, but must i change my mobile..

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Hello everyone,
I've got a grammatical question:
Definite article before of-phrases. I've got quite confused using this phrase; for example, The learning of the third language provides an interesting context for research vs Learning of the third language… (without the definite article ‘the’). I’ve faced a lot of examples like this, interestingly, even in the same book on different pages, one with definite article ‘the’ and the other one or other ones without it!
I've found it rather personal, that is, it depends on the author to whether use it or drop it. I've asked some of my professors holding PhD in TEFL, and they've had the same idea. They say if you ask me whether we should use the definite article in an of-phrase, we can say whether it is necessary to use it, but we do not know why!
I would be grateful if you could clarify the difference between using and not using the definite article ‘the’ in of-phrases, if there is any of course! That is, whether it makes any difference, in meaning, to use it or not use it.
Thank you in advance,

Hello Rezza,

Can you please ask this question again on one of our pages about the definite article? That way people who are interested in this area of language will see the reply. I don't think there's any focus on articles on this page.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team