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Phrasal Verbs

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Rachel Gan

on 23 March 2013

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Transcript of Phrasal Verbs

Understand the logic of the participle Remember a couple of Collocations Conquer Phrasal Verbs What are Phrasal Verbs?
Why do I need to learn them?
How do I do it? I've decided to give up smoking.

He put on a lot of weight when he gave tennis up.

The first funerals are held for those killed in Turkey's earthquake as officials give up hope of finding anyone else alive. Words that usually go together with a particular phrasal verb, usually as objects or subjects of the verb. Collocations 1. Understand the logic of the particle.
2. Remember a couple of collocations.
3. Know the grammar: separable or not separable X Sara took off it.
(the pronoun MUST be in the middle) Separable phrasal Verbs 1. Sara took off her jacket.
(verb + particle together)

2. Sara took her jacket off.
(verb + particle separated by noun)

3. Sara took it off.
(verb + particle separated with a pronoun) Must always remain together
e.g. get around (=to evade)

She always gets around the rules. (verb + particle together)

X She always gets the rules around. Non separable phrasal verbs The meaning of phrasal verbs may not be obvious but it's usually logical. Phrasal Verbs Think of other figurative or metaphorical meanings.
e.g. What time did the plane get in?
‘in’ has a more specialized sense of arriving.  Be familiar with the different meanings of particles.
All particles have a literal meaning:
up, down, in, out, on and off, through, away, etc. carry out (=do)
Scientists carried out an experiment..
We carried chairs out into the garden.

pull up (=stop)
A car pulled up outside the house. What is a Phrasal Verb?
A verb + a preposition resulting in a new verb with a different meaning. Written in 3 different ways
e.g. take off
(= to remove clothing) Separable phrasal Verbs Prepared by : Mrs Rachel Gan - P6 Pre-assembly Sharing on Phrasal Verbs Why do I need to learn phrasal verbs?
They are used all the time in everyday English and you need to know them in order to understand and speak natural English. How do I learn phrasal verbs? Know the grammar Presented by Mrs Rachel Gan
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