Monday, July 20, 2015

Phrasal Verbs

Look out!  Prepositions are difficult enough...but phrasal verbs make them even more challenging.

What is a phrasal verb?

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines one as: :  "a phrase (as take off or look down on) that combines a verb with a preposition or adverb or both and that functions as a verb whose meaning is different from the combined meanings of the individual words."

(They are the verbs+preposition combinations that don't translate well and tend to confuse non-native English speakers.)

I can't FIGURE THESE OUT! How do they work? FIND OUT here:

  • For a good explanation of the grammar and structure of phrasal verbs, visit this English Page explanation.
  • And for our native English-speaker friends- or those who are very curious about the advanced workings of phrasal verbs- visit this very thorough explanation from Wikipedia

What are some examples? 

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