Notes On Phrasal Verbs - Introduction - CBSE Class 10 English Grammar
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a  meaning different from the original verb alone. Example : To get  =  to obtain I need to get a network connection for my computer. To get together  =  to meet  There is a get together for lunch on the occasion of Annual Day. Phrasal verbs are part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs. The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle. Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language. However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. 1. Transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs : Some phrasal verbs are transitive.  (A transitive verb always has an object.) Example : I made up an excuse. ('Excuse' is the object of the verb.) Some phrasal verbs are intransitive . (An intransitive verb does not have an object.) Example : My car broke down. 2. Separable or inseparable phrasal verbs : Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable. (The object is between the verb and the preposition. Example : I looked the word up in the dictionary. Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable. (The object is placed after the preposition.) Example : The supervisor will look into the case as soon as possible. Some transitive phrasal verbs can take an object in both places. Example : I picked up the newspaper. I picked the newspaper up. However, if the object is a pronoun, it must be placed between the verb and the preposition. Example : I picked it up.

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A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a  meaning different from the original verb alone. Example : To get  =  to obtain I need to get a network connection for my computer. To get together  =  to meet  There is a get together for lunch on the occasion of Annual Day. Phrasal verbs are part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs. The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle. Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language. However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. 1. Transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs : Some phrasal verbs are transitive.  (A transitive verb always has an object.) Example : I made up an excuse. ('Excuse' is the object of the verb.) Some phrasal verbs are intransitive . (An intransitive verb does not have an object.) Example : My car broke down. 2. Separable or inseparable phrasal verbs : Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable. (The object is between the verb and the preposition. Example : I looked the word up in the dictionary. Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable. (The object is placed after the preposition.) Example : The supervisor will look into the case as soon as possible. Some transitive phrasal verbs can take an object in both places. Example : I picked up the newspaper. I picked the newspaper up. However, if the object is a pronoun, it must be placed between the verb and the preposition. Example : I picked it up.
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