Phrasal verb: to bet on/to count on it

To bet on. This one is pretty easy. You can use this in the traditional sense of the word, such as to gamble. But if you are using it as a phrasal verb, it has a different meaning.

A similar phrasal verb is “to count on” but it does not have the same meaning as to gamble. I will explain to count on below.

Here are some examples.

  • Is Kevin coming to the party? Don’t bet on it/don’t count on it. (It means the probability is very low that Kevin will come)
  • Do you think Kaitlyn will pay me back (the money she owes me)? Don’t bet on it/don’t count on it. (It means the probability is very low that Kaitlyn will give you money)
  • Do you think Artie will call today? Don’t bet on it/don’t count on it. (It means the probability is very low that Artie will call)

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To count on:

You can count on a person. For example, if I need help with something I can call a friend to help me. I can count on him to help me.

  1. I can always count on my sister to help me.
  2. She can always count on her boyfriend to cheer her up after a hard day.
  3. Macey can count on her mom to help her when she is having a hard time.

 

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