Stand by (somebody) – Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To stand by somebody is to support or help them through a difficult time or situation.

Examples of use:

1. Jane stood by her husband when he went to prison.

2. Her family did not stand by her when she needed them.

3. We don’t care what she has done. She’s our daughter and we are standing by her.

stand by
present simple
stand by and stands by
-ing form
standing by
past simple
stood by
past participle
stood by

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘stand by (somebody)‘ in a sentence?

Have you stood by someone through a difficult time?

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