Dawn on – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

If something dawns on you, you realise or begin to understand something.

Examples of use:

1. We were driving to the airport when it dawned on us that we were completely lost.

2. It suddenly dawned on him that he couldn’t pass his exams because he hadn’t worked hard enough.

3. After months of working day and night it dawned on her that she needed a business partner.

dawn on / upon
present simple
dawn on / upon and dawns on / upon
-ing form
dawning on / upon
past simple
dawned on / upon
past particple
dawned on / upon

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘dawn on‘ in a sentence?

Has anything dawned on you recently?

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