Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Why should you go out of your way to listen to this episode?

It’s because today you’ll learn a super useful English phrase and that phrase is “To go out of one’s way.”

You can use this expression to talk about the kindness of both strangers and friends.

What does it mean to “go out of one’s way?”

We use this when someone does something to help that is somewhat inconvenient for them.

It means to trouble yourself in order to help someone else.

We could also say, “to go above and beyond.”


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Chunks that we use:

  • “Don’t go out of your way”
  • “I don’t want to make you go out of your way.”
  • “I went out of my way for her.”
  • “You really went out of your way to do this.”


Listen to the episode to hear stories of situations that Lindsay and Michelle have encountered when someone went out of their way for them.

Leave us your sample sentence in the comments.

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