Stay behind – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To stay behind is to remain in a place when other people leave it

Examples of use:

1. He was badly behaved at college and had to stay behind at the end of the day.

2. We stayed behind to tidy up the mess after the conference.

3. Are you going home now?

   No, I’m staying behind to finish this work.

stay behind
present simple
stay behind and stays behind
-ing form
staying behind
past simple
stayed behind
past participle
stayed behind

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

Have you ever had to stay behind at school?

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