Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today we answer a listener question about the differences between “pull off,” “pull up,” and “pull over.”

These three phrasal verbs can be tough!

They are so similar and they are all related to driving.


“Hello my name is Em. I have been an avid listener of your podcast for more than a year now. There are a couple of things I want to ask you about. I am quite confused about the words “pull up,” “pull over,” and “pull off.” All I know for sure is that they are related to the words “stop,” “park,” and “drive.” I just don’t have the confidence using those phrasal verbs. Can you help me please?”- Em, AEE Listener


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3 Driving Phrasal Verbs

  • To pull up: To come forward with the car and then stop it.
  • To pull over: To move to the side of the road, to be asked to stop on the side of the road by a cop, this is used more in the passive sense. You can also say “I am going to pull over.”
  • To pull off: To move the car off the road.

**Listen to our conversation on the episode to hear how these words are used between Lindsay and Michelle.


What questions do you have from today?

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