– Prepositional Phrases – Back –
An Alphabetical list of English Prepositional Phrases using the word “Back” – If you do not see the Phrase that you are looking for, please let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to add it for you at my earliest convenience.
1. As a command to “Return To Work” (usually spoken by a boss or manager) when it has been realized that the workers are not doing their work.
“What the heck are you all doing?! You know you’re not supposed to be using facebook on company time! Get back to business and don’t let me catch you doing that again!” – (See Also: “Back To Work”)
2. Spoken by someone when it is necessary to return to the work that was being done before some distraction took one off course or after some break or rest.
“Okay, I think that what we’re talking about now, is not really relevant to the meeting. Let’s get back to business and deal with the issues we’re here to talk about.”
Back To Work – This interjection is (usually) used as a command to “Return To Work” (usually spoken by a boss or manager) when it has been realized that the workers are not doing their work… “What the heck are you all doing?! You know you’re not supposed to be using facebook on company time! Get back to work and don’t let me catch you doing that again!” – (See Also: “Back To Business”)
(to) Bounce Back (from something: failure, etc.,) – This is a phrasal verb that we use to mean that one was able to suffer some kind of failure, mistake or difficult situation but was able to return to the normal way of living or functioning and not let the “bad” thing adversely affect them… “John was so sick that he was making funeral arrangements but he has really bounced back! It’s almost as if he was never really sick at all.”
On The Back Side of – This Adverbial phrase is an adverb of placement and is used to talk about the position of something (usually a building, business, etc.)… “The bookstore is on the back side of the shopping mall.”
(a) Set-Back – This is a noun phrase that is used to describe something that causes you troubles which halts or slows your progressive momentum… “George Bush becoming president was a real set-back for the entire planet.”
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