[Download] To disagree with something, quite strongly.
“I object to the way British people are portrayed in Hollywood films”
Hello, you’re listening to ‘A Phrasal Verb A Day’. My name is Luke Thompson, and this is phrasal verb number 99. And, it’s ‘to object to’, ‘to object to something’. ‘Object’, this has the same spelling as the noun ‘object’, but the verb here is pronounced slightly differently. ‘Object’, ‘to object to something’ and this means that you don’t approve of something or you disagree strongly with it. Ok, you might say “I object to the way that British people are portrayed in Hollywood films. They’re always portrayed as being stuffy, snobbish, stuck-up, posh, old fashioned and conservative royalists”. For example: “I really object to that”.
S1: “I think that you’ll find that the report will go down well, there’s nothing in there that they could object to. I think, it’s fine. What did you think of the report? “.
S2: “Well, I don’t really object to anything. I think it’s fine”.
Ok, there you go, ‘to object to something’. “I object to the way that bla-bla-bla” for example. I think you get it. Right? Do you need me to give you a more colourful example? (No, everything’s sterling) Let me just try to think. I object to the way that pigeons are represented in most Hollywood films. They are always presented as a general pest to society. But, we don’t realise the key, crucial importance the pigeons play in the very delicate ecosystem that resides in most cities. In fact, pigeons by pooing on grass verges can help the grass to grow, and they are in fact very beneficial to our environment. I just made that up off the top of my head. It is a good example. But, anyway the language works. ‘To object to something’, it means you disagree with it. Alright? Fine. That’s the end of this little episode. Speak to you… ok, I’m trying to speak. I will try to speak to you soon in some format! Alright.