Phrasal Verbs

date back

This page is about the phrasal verb date back


If something dates back to a certain time, it was made at that time or it started at that time.


go back

For example

  • date back Some of the pieces of pottery we dug up at the site date back a thousand years or more.

  • date back to We need to find out the period in history that these remains date back to.

Quick Quiz

The dinosaur fossils on display at the museum date back

a. every day except Mondays

b. millions of years

c. to their discovery

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