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Phrasal Verbs

What are Phrasal Verbs?

A phrasal verb is a combination of words (a verb + a preposition or verb +adverb) that when used together, usually take on a different meaning to that of the original verb.

Phrasal Verb Examples

  1. break down, check in, tear up

When we use phrasal verbs, we use them like normal verbs in a sentence, regardless if it's a regular or irregular verb.

  1. Ella tore up the letter after she read it.
  2. Their car broke down two miles out of town.
  3. Did the manager deal with that customer's complaint.

More phrasal verb examples:

  1. Be sure to put on a life jacket before getting into the boat.
  2. We left out the trash for pickup.
  3. It's time to get on the plane.
  4. What will she think up next?
  5. I'm having some trouble working out the solution to this equation.
  6. We're going to have to put off our vacation until next year.
  7. Stand up when speaking in class, please.
  8. We'll have to wake up early if we want breakfast.
  9. Take off your shoes before you walk on the carpet.
  10. My dog likes to break out of his kennel to chase squirrels.