What Are Phrasal Verbs?
- Get up
- Take off
- Throw up
- Give up
- Break down
- Get on with
- Call off
- Do over
Now let us see how they are used in statements:
Be careful that particles do not come independently. They are a part of the phrasal verbs.
Types of Phrasal Verbs
These phrasal verbs can be categorized based on two important features listed below:
Some phrasal verbs can become separate from each other and an object comes between them. Take a look at the following examples:
Here, the object has come between the parts of the phrasal verb.
I want to
However, not all phrasal verbs are separable. Some of them cannot be separated in the statement. Pay attention to the following examples:
As I was looking for her in the library, I
Here, if you put the object in the middle of the phrasal verb, the sentence would make no sense.
You should seriously
These phrasal verbs are normally used together to convey a specific meaning. If they are used independently, their meanings can change significantly.
Transitive Phrasal Verbs
As the name suggests, these phrasal verbs must have an object. Otherwise, their meaning will be incomplete. Take a look at the examples below:
As you can see, if we remove the object, we cannot understand what the sentence is talking about.
Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
As their name suggests, these phrasal verbs are intransitive and do not need an object to complete their meaning. Let us look at some examples below:
Don't look! She is
We can talk whenever your anger
It is useful to know that phrasal verbs are mostly used in informal speech.
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Regular and Irregular Verbs
Based on how we conjugate verbs in the past simple and the past participle, they can be divided into two types: Regular verbs and Irregular verbs.
Actions and States
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Auxiliary verbs help the main verb to express tense or voice or help make questions and negative sentences. That's why they're also called 'helping verbs'.
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
'She smiled beautifully'. 'She started a rumor'. One of these sentences has an intransitive verb and one has a transitive one. Want to know the difference?
Ditransitive verbs are transitive verbs that take two objects. A direct object and an indirect object. Follow the article to read more about them.