WHAT ARE PHRASAL VERBS

schlechte horror spiele Phrasal verbs are constructed by adding certain adverbs or prepositions (down, away, on, up, after, off, across, in, over, by, through) to verbs, and bring a new meaning to the verb.den der ler sidst ler bedst For example, “give” means to hand something to someone, whereas “give up” means to abandon hope for something. Similarly, “come” means to approach, while “come across” means to encounter. “Put” means to place something on a specific location, whereas “put off” means to postpone. “Take” means to hold, whereas “take after” means to resemble.

ruby laser autonivel there Phrasal verbs can be grouped in four as follows:

 

  • Intransitive phrasal verbs:

 

Intransitive phrasal verbs do not take objects:

  • I usually get up
  • My car broke downon the way home yesterday

Certain phrasal verbs can be used both as a transitive and an intransitive verb, depending on the context.

  • Hans took offhis jacket.
  • The plane took off.

 

  • Transitive and Separable

 

Transitive verbs can take objects. They can be used as “separable,” that is to say that the object of the verb can be placed either after the phrasal verb or between the verb and the adverb/preposition.

 

  • She tried onthe dress. /  She tried the dress on.
  • I’ll throw awaythese old shoes. /  I’ll throw these old shoes away.

 

However, if the object is a pronoun (him, it, them, us, etc.), then it must definitely be placed in between.

 

  • She triedit on. (She tried on it.)
  • I’ll throwthem away. ( I’ll throw away them.)

 

  • Transitive and Inseparable

 

The phrasal verbs in this group can take objects, but the object cannot be used between the verb and the adverb/preposition.

 

  • My mother is looking aftermy baby. (My mother is looking my baby after.)
  • take aftermy father. (I take my father after. )

 

  • Inseparable Phrasal Verbs:

 

Phrasal verbs consisting of three pieces are inseparable.

 

  • I’ve got down to my homework.
  • My father puts up withthis heavy traffic.
  • A man never goes back on his promises.