|Phrasal verbs usually have two words (a verb + a particle). Particles are small words (about, over, on, in) that look like prepositions. Unlike prepositions, however, they give a different meaning to the verb they combine with.||Look out! There’s a dog in the road!|
I looked out the window.
Verb + Prepositional Phrase
|Phrasal verbs are often used instead of single-word verbs that express the same meaning||call off: cancel go over: review|
find out: discover hand in: submit
get ahead: succeed talk over: discuss
give up: quit
There are two types of phrasal verbs:Transitive and Intransitive
Transitive Phrasal Verbs
|They are followed by a direct object (DO) and most of them are separable.||We called off the party.|
We called the party off.
Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
|They are not followed by a direct object and cannot be separable.||Our car broke down.|
Nancy showed up.
Transitive Phrasal Verbs: Separable and Inseparable
|Separable||Jack looked up the word.|
Jack looked the word up.
He looked it up.
|Inseparable||Jill thought about the essay.|
She thought about it.
X She thought the essay about.
X She thought it about.
Worksheets for some common phrasal verbs
|Worksheet 1*||An activity for Phrasal Verbs ‘break’ and ‘get’|
|Worksheet 2*||An activity for phrasal verbs ‘come’, ‘cut’, give’ and ‘fall’.|
|Worksheet 3*||An activity for phrasal verbs ‘put’, ‘stand’, ‘make’, ‘go’, ‘turn’, ‘run’ and|
|Worksheet 4*||An activity for phrasal verbs ‘take’ and ‘look’|
|Worksheet 5*||Mixed phrasal verbs|