Phrasal Verbs
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Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.)

Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a particle (preposition, adverb). The particle can change the meaning of the verb completely, e.g.:
Examples;
look up – consult a reference book (look a word up in a dictionary)
look for – seek (look for your book)
look forward – anticipate with pleasure (look forward to meeting your sister)

Some Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs with:

break, bring, call, carry, come, do, fall, get, go, keep, look, make, put, run, set, take, turn


Position of the Particle

The particle is placed either after the verb or after the object.
Example:
Write down the word. / Write the word down.
If the object is a pronoun, however, the particle has to be placed after the pronoun (object).

Example:
Write it down.
Bring it up

Note; There are no rules that might explain how phrasal verbs are formed correctly - all you can do is look them up in a good dictionary and study their meanings. I

Summary

Phrasal verbs are usually two-word phrases consisting of verb + adverb or verb + preposition. Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.)

Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a particle (preposition, adverb). The particle can change the meaning of the verb completely, e.g.:
Examples;
look up – consult a reference book (look a word up in a dictionary)
look for – seek (look for your book)
look forward – anticipate with pleasure (look forward to meeting your sister)

Some Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs with:

break, bring, call, carry, come, do, fall, get, go, keep, look, make, put, run, set, take, turn


Position of the Particle

The particle is placed either after the verb or after the object.
Example:
Write down the word. / Write the word down.
If the object is a pronoun, however, the particle has to be placed after the pronoun (object).

Example:
Write it down.
Bring it up

Note; There are no rules that might explain how phrasal verbs are formed correctly - all you can do is look them up in a good dictionary and study their meanings. I

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