What is a phrasal verb?
We use the term phrasal verb when a verb is used together with a particle (up, on, over, out, etc) to create a new meaning.
Give up, put off, work out and look up are all examples of phrasal verbs.
There are also some three-word phrasal verbs, which include a preposition.
|Structure of phrasal verbs|
|A phrasal verb can be made up of:|
|a verb + adverb||throw away|
|a verb + adverb + preposition||put up with|
Examples of phrasal verbs
- Phrasal verbs with put
put down, put in, put off . . .
- Phrasal verbs with come
come across, come out with, come round . . .
- Exercises section: Phrasal verbs practice, upper-intermediate level
- Grammar section: Phrasal verbs vs. prepositional verbs: position of the object
- Vocabulary section: 10 important phrasal verbs for elementary learners
- Stuart’s article on phrasal verbs: Seven ways to make learning phrasal verbs easier
- Stuart’s article: 4 phrasal verbs with look