Unit 10.2

Phrasal Verbs

Verbs

A Phrasal Verb is a two-part verb formed by a verb and a particle.

This particle usually gives verbs a new whole meaning. It is usually very difficult to understand the meaning of a Phrasal Verb from the words it is formed by.

A sentence containing phrasal verbs usually has the following structure:
… + verb + object + preposition/adverb + …
… + verb + preposition/adverb + object + …

  • I have to look for the grammar book.
  • Come in. The door is open.
  • Can you switch the light off, please?
    Get up now. It’s 12 a.m.!

Phrasal Verbs are small phrases formed by a verb and a particle.

They usually have a completely different meaning from the original verb. The most common phrasal verbs are illustrated above.

A Phrasal Verb is a two-part verb formed by a verb and a particle and normally gives a verb a completely new meaning.

The structure of a sentence which contains a phrasal verb normally is:
… + verb + object + preposition/adverb + …
… + verb + preposition/adverb + object + …

For example:
«He told his girlfriend to come back= The meaning of the sentence is changed by the phrasal verb.
«She should take her book back= The meaning of the sentence is changed by the phrasal verb.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.

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