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Phrasal Verbs

count on

This page is about the phrasal verb count on

Meaning

to depend on someone or something to do what is expected or needed

Synonym

depend on, bank on

For example

  • count on sb/sth You can count on Marian to do a good job. She worked for us for many years and she always did excellent work.

  • count on sb/sth Farmers are counting on the spring rains to save their crops.

Quick Quiz

In most developing countries, poor people who are too old to work have no-one they can count on to look after them except for

a. their government

b. their staff

c. their family

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