Notes On Phrasal Verbs - In Detail - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar

USAGE:
Phrasal verbs have to be learned like any other vocabulary. Unfortunately, there are no rules that determine which particle gives a verb its particular meaning. You just have to rely on your dictionary and your memory.
Example:
• Murthy is
going through hard times in his business.
 Get by without someone– survive without/manage without someone
 •Rajeev has to
get by without Rajini.

Many phrasal verbs also have a regular verb with the same meaning. However, these regular verbs often sound quite formal and are usually used in formal written communication.
Example:
His friend broke up with him last week.(His friend ended their relationship last week.)
Rakesh always thought he got on well.(Rakesh always thought he was on good terms.)
They have to put up with the situation.(They have to accept the situation.)
Life goes on.(Life continues.)

More Examples:
Here are some commonly used phrasal verbs.
Bring out, call off, fall for, get on, let out, make up, put up, set up, throw off etc

Word order in phrasal verbs

1. Some phrasal verbs can be separated by an object and some can’t. In phrasal verbs that can’t be separated the particle comes directly after the verb.
Example:
He fell for his best friend.(not: He fell his best friend for.)
He fell for her.(not: He fell her for.)

2. Many phrasal verbs are separable which means that the object can come between the verb and the particle or after the particle.(When the object is pronoun, it comes between the verb and the particle.)
Example:
They threw his letters away./She threw away his love letters.
They threw them away.(not: She threw away them.)

NOTE: There are no rules as to whether or not a phrasal verb can be separated. Each phrasal verb must be learnt individually or looked up for better understanding and usage.


Summary

USAGE:
Phrasal verbs have to be learned like any other vocabulary. Unfortunately, there are no rules that determine which particle gives a verb its particular meaning. You just have to rely on your dictionary and your memory.
Example:
• Murthy is
going through hard times in his business.
 Get by without someone– survive without/manage without someone
 •Rajeev has to
get by without Rajini.

Many phrasal verbs also have a regular verb with the same meaning. However, these regular verbs often sound quite formal and are usually used in formal written communication.
Example:
His friend broke up with him last week.(His friend ended their relationship last week.)
Rakesh always thought he got on well.(Rakesh always thought he was on good terms.)
They have to put up with the situation.(They have to accept the situation.)
Life goes on.(Life continues.)

More Examples:
Here are some commonly used phrasal verbs.
Bring out, call off, fall for, get on, let out, make up, put up, set up, throw off etc

Word order in phrasal verbs

1. Some phrasal verbs can be separated by an object and some can’t. In phrasal verbs that can’t be separated the particle comes directly after the verb.
Example:
He fell for his best friend.(not: He fell his best friend for.)
He fell for her.(not: He fell her for.)

2. Many phrasal verbs are separable which means that the object can come between the verb and the particle or after the particle.(When the object is pronoun, it comes between the verb and the particle.)
Example:
They threw his letters away./She threw away his love letters.
They threw them away.(not: She threw away them.)

NOTE: There are no rules as to whether or not a phrasal verb can be separated. Each phrasal verb must be learnt individually or looked up for better understanding and usage.


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