English Tutor Nick P Verb Phrase (138) Dwell on or upon Something
Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Verb
Phrase 138. The verb phrase today is to dwelll on something or to dwell upon something.
Okay. Let’s take a look at the note. If someone dwells on something or someone
dwells upon something he or she thinks or worries about something in an obsessive
way. Almost like they’re obsessed/ They can’t get it out of their mind in an
obsessive way. Okay. Let’s look at number two here. To dwell on can also mean to
live on a planet. So remember dwell like a dwelling. So we can also have the
meaning of living someplace. So if you dwell
you can dwell on a planet or or surface. So you can actually live on something.
All right. Number three to remain on a subject for a long time. So somebody could be
dwelling on a certain sort of a topic or a subject talking about it over and over
again many times. Then they dwell on it. All right. Good. So let’s look at several
examples we have here. To cover all of these meanings. All right. Example number
one. You have to stop dwelling on it. And we often tell people this you know, when
they’re worrying about something too much. If you continue to think about it
you are only going to make yourself depressed. Well it’s maybe something that
making somebody sad. They can’t stop talking about it. All right. Number two here.
You need to do something to distract your attention and move on. Move on , you know,
get past this thing. If you dwell on it, you are going to drive yourself crazy,
Yeah. So both these first two examples are the ones where you know, you’re
almost obsessively thinking about it. Thinking about something too much. This
is probably one of the most common uses that we have of it . Because we often say
somebody is dwelling on something or dwelling upon something. Let’s look at
number three. Do you think there are any aliens that dwell on the moon ? All right.
Well you could say that or or dwell on Mars or Saturn or any other planet for,
for that matter or or anywhere out in space.
All right. Let’s look at number four here. That journalist mostly likes to
dwell on sci-fi topics. So maybe this is what he writes about all the time. He’s
always dwelling on this. He is always staying on this subject, often because
this is what he … this is his interest. This is what he likes to write about. Okay. Anyway, I
hope you got it. I hope it’s clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.