WHAT IS A PHRASAL VERB???

Let’s compare these two sentences:

The thief took all my money!

After that, the thief took off before the police arrived!

A phrasal verb is a combination of a common verb (like TAKE, GET, PUT, BRING) plus a preposition (or two), that together, create a new meaning, You can’t necessarily guess the meaning of a phrasal verb from the meanings of the verb and the preposition.

In the example above, TO TAKE OFF means TO LEAVE QUICKLY.

Phrasal verbs can also have multiple meanings, so context is important.

Click here to see the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s dictionary defnitions TAKE OFF

Here is an infographic from Grammar.net that explains phrasal verbs:

Verbs_Prepositions_info_big

VIDEO LESSONS

The following is an introductory lesson from Minoo Short of Anglo-link:

The next video from EnglishAnyone will give you lots of phrasal verbs in context!

 

click here: PHRASAL VERB DICTIONARY

PRACTICE

Want more practice? Click on the llnks below

ESOL: Nexus -PHRASAL VERBS

my englishpage phrasal verb quiz

common phrasals  Quizlet ENG-FR set

common phrasals Quizlet sentence match

 

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