Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is
Verb Phrase 165. The verb phrase today is “carry away” and we actually got three
meanings for carry away today. So let’s look at the first one. If someone gets
carried , he or she becomes overly enthusiastic and excited about something.
So somebody could get carried away or somebody could become carried away. So
there are a couple of verbs we could use with it. All right. So let’s look at the
first example here. Somebody might say yeah, so like if we think that somebody
gets carried away we’ll probably think that somebody’s
going a little too far or they’re doing a little too much of something usually
because they are too excited about it or too enthusiastic about it. So let’s look
at the first example. Don’t get carried away with too many decorations. This is
just going to be a small party and get together. So don’t go crazy. Don’t get
carried away. Okay. Or the second one here. Don’t start talking about politics. John
will get carried away and talk on and on about it all night.
So maybe John likes to talk about politics. He’s probably done this before
and he has a tendency to get carried away. He can’t stop talking about it.
So don’t start. Don’t start him off. That’s what they mean or otherwise he’ll
get carried away. Okay, The second meaning of carried away here is to move someone
or something physically from one place to another. Very often, it’s actually
maybe by literally carrying them with your hands or carrying it with your hands.
So we say to carry something away. So carry something from one place to
another. All right. This is a simple one. So we only have one example for this one. It
took several people to carry him on a stretcher off the field to an ambulance
waiting outside. So this might be in a sport. Maybe there was an injury and they
had to carry the player away on a stretcher. So this way and this way we
can carry a person or a thing away. We carry it from one place to another. Okay. And
the third one here is sometimes we use carry away
actually means to steal something or somebody stole something. So let’s look
at the number three. Number three we got, we got two of them, two examples and both
examples are a/b parts. So let’s look at the first one here. What happened to the
watch I had on the table to sell. That’s what A says and B says I didn’t sell it.
Someone must have carried it away. Meaning well somebody must have just
took it. Somebody must have just stole it. They just carried it away. Okay. And then
the second one here. I left my computer on the table and went
to the bathroom. When I returned it was gone. And of course B here says, you
shouldn’t have done that. Like that was a stupid thing. Why’d you do
that ? Someone probably just carried it away. Somebody probably just took it . I’s
gone now. Not smart. You shouldn’t have done that. Okay. Well anyway this is what we
mean. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.