Phrasal Verbs

insist on

This page is about the phrasal verb insist on


If you insist on something, you say that you must have it or it must be done.

For example

  • insist on sth We used to sell on credit, but after not being paid a few times we now insist on payment in advance.

  • insist on doing sth Our youngest son insists on putting tomato sauce on just about everything he eats.

Quick Quiz

Philip insists on going to pubs that have TVs because he

a. loves watching sport on TV

b. doesn't like watching TV

c. doesn't like drinking

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