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Grammar

Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verbs (also called idiomatic verbs) represent a large unit in English. We very often use them in everyday spoken English
and informal texts.
Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a preposition or particle. We can say they are in the closest relationship. 

Verb + Preposition or Particle

Remember that the particle change the meaning of the verb totally, e.g.:

a) break down

  • My mobile is always breaking down so I cant't use it.

b) break into

  • A thief has broken into my house.

c) break out

  • The Confederate War broke out in 1861.
Learn more or learn as much as you can using a good phrasal verbs dictionary.

Below some of important examples of English phrasal verbs:

Break

  •  break down
  •  break into
  •  break off
  •  break out
  •  break up

Bring

  • bring about
  • bring on
  • bring round
  • bring up

Call

  • call back
  • call in on somebody
  • call for
  • call off
  • call up

 Catch

  • catch at
  • catch on
  • catch up

Check

  • check in
  • check off
  • check out
  • check up

Come

  • come about
  • come across
  • come along
  • come by
  • come off
  • come round
  • come up

Do

  • do away with
  • do for
  • do up
  • do without

Eat

  • eat out
  • eat up

Fall

  • fall back on
  • fall behind
  • fall out

Find

  • find out

Get

  • get away with
  • get by
  • get somebody down
  • get in
  • get on
  • get over

Give

  • give in
  • give out
  • give up

Go

  • go back
  • go back on
  • go off
  • go on
  • go over
  • go round

Look

  • look down on
  • look for
  • look forward too
  • look into
  • look up
  • look up to somebody

Make

  • make out
  • make up
  • make up for

Put

  • put aside
  • put down
  • put in for
  • put off
  • put on
  • put out
  • put up

Run

  • run away
  • run down
  • run in
  • run into somebody
  • run out of
  • run over

See

  • see somebody off
  • see through
  • see to

Take

  • take after
  • take back
  • take in
  • take off
  • take on
  • take up

Turn

  • turn down
  • turn off
  • turn on
  • turn up

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VerbAbout VerbsAction VerbsCausative VerbsContractionsDo and MakeFinite and Nonfinite VerbsGerundInfinitive FormInversionLinking VerbsModal VerbsMay and MightMoodsPhrasal VerbsSay and TellShallStative VerbsThird Person SingularUsed toRegular VerbsIrregular VerbsVerb FormsCompound Verbs
ConditionalConditionalZero ConditionalFirst ConditionalSecond ConditionalThird ConditionalMixed ConditionalInversion in Conditional Sentences
Passive VoicePassive VoicePresent Simple PassivePresent Continuous PassivePast Simple PassivePast Continuous PassivePerfect Tenses PassiveFuture Simple PassiveGoing to PassiveSay / Believe / SupposeGet + Participle
Adverbs of FrequencyAdverbs of FrequencyAdverbs of Frequency - Position in Sentence
QuestionsQuestion TagsRhetorical QuestionsEcho Questions
Reported SpeechReported SpeechModals in Reported SpeechReported Commands and RequestsReported QuestionsPresent Perfect in Reported SpeechFuture Perfect in Reported Speech
Irregular VerbsIrregular Verbs - GroupsIrregular Verbs - Forms
ParticiplesPresent ParticiplePast ParticiplePerfect Participle
Other TopicsWill vs. Going toIf / Even if / Whether / Unless If + Were or If + WasAs If / As Though + Past SubjunctiveHabits Expressed by Will and WouldHad BetterSubject
Read MoreAuxiliary VerbsAuxiliary Verbs: To BeAuxiliary Verbs: To HaveAuxiliary Verbs: To DoWhen To Use the Verb To Be