Look at these phrasal verbs and expressions with break.
My car broke down again!
My car has broken down.
My car always breaks down.
use break down for machines that stop working.
Sue had a nervous breakdown after her divorce.
Barry's father had a breakdown when his business
sometimes have a nervous breakdown when their marriage
ends or if their business goes bankrupt.
parents feel like they are on the verge of a nervous breakdown
when their babies cry constantly. It can be a very stressful time.
breakdown is a loss of control.
Paul bought a house for $100,000. He spent $50,000 fixing it up
and sold it for $150,000. He didn't make a profit, but he didn't
make a loss either. He broke even.
invested a lot of money on shares last year. Now the market has
fallen. She will be lucky if she breaks even!
you break even you don't make a profit or a loss.
Alex's house was broken into last night. The burglar
took his university money and his aunt's purse.
Someone broke into Jill's house too.
I can see a man breaking into the house across
the road, I'd better call the police.
break into something is to enter illegaly
these sentences using
break down, breakdown, break even or break into. Take care with your grammar!
(My car __________ again yesterday.)
(Paul hopes that he can ____________ in his first year in business.)
2. (Someone will __________ your house if you don't get better security.)
3. (John had a __________ when Lyn left him.)
4. (I couldnt' send any faxes yesterday because the fax machine had __________