Show around – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To show somebody around (or show somebody round) somewhere is to take them to a place that they have not visited before, and show them the useful, important or interesting parts of that place.

Examples of use:

1. The tour guide showed them around the old churchyard..

2. Seattle is a great place to live – I’ll show you around when you come and visit.

3. My daughter showed me around her new house and garden.

4. Can you show my new assistant around the office, please?

5. They showed the new students around the college on the first day of the new term.

show around / round
present simple
show around / round or shows around / round
-ing form
showing around / round
past simple
showed around / round
past participle
shown around / round

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?

Have you shown someone around your house, or your village or city?

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