Many students fear the words “phrasal verbs,” but why is that? The problem that many students find with them is that the phrase makes no logical sense. They cannot be translated into another language and, unfortunately, phrasal verbs simply need to be learnt. But don’t worry, phrasal verbs can be fun if don’t worry too much about studying them. Listen to phrasal verbs in context and try to remember it for next time. If you hear a phrase in conversation that you’re not sure about, write it down and look it up at a later stage.
See below for a few new phrases. We hope it helps and do not hesitate to contact us for more information or ask your teachers.
First off, what is it?
A Phrasal verb is a verb that is combined with a preposition, adverb or both. We use phrasal verbs a lot every day conversation!
There are 4 different types of Phrasal Verbs, look at the rules below.
The verb takes no object (Intransitive)
‘I turned up late’
The verb takes an object (transitive) and the verb and particle can split
I called off the wedding
I called the wedding off
I called it off
*When the object is a pronoun, the verb and particle must split!
The verb takes an object but the verb and particle cannot split (transitive and inseparable)
He’s going through a difficult time
The verb has two particles and doesn’t split (transitive and inseparable)
We came up with a new idea
Practice makes perfect…
See if you can put the words below in the correct order:
(Remember to look at the functions of each word. Ask yourself, “Is this a verb, adjective or adverb?” Then you can start constructing the sentence)
back/when/you/coming are ?