You probably know that English speakers use phrasal verbs all the time, and so it's no surprise that we see and hear them everywhere, including in advertisements. Here's a subway ad with the phrasal verb WEAR OUT/WORN OUT. On this ad, the phrasal verb is used in the passive voice--Made to be WORN OUT (by us/by everyone).
In addition to its use as a verb, WORN OUT is also used as an adjective to describe clothes that we've been using and that are showing some wear & tear. We also use this phrasal verb to talk about exhaustion. When you are very tired, you can say, I'm so WORN OUT. I need to take a break.
- WEAR and TEAR - showing signs of multiple use
Check out this lesson at #thesmallguidesite to learn more about how to use WORN OUT. Also, look at some examples, and practice!
See you there!
Joe, the small guide