PHRASAL VERBS

INTRODUCTION

SEPARABLE AND INSEPRABALE

1.Most transitive phrasal verbs are separable.this means that noun objects can go

after the particle or between the verb and the particle

Ex: i just dreamed up a new idea / i just dreamed a new idea up

Be careful!

a.if the direct object is a pronoun,it must go between

the verb and the particle.

Ex: i dream it up NOT : i dreamed up it.

b.when the noun object is part of a long phrase,it goes after

the particle.

Ex: she tried out an unusually complicated new device NOT : she tried an unsually

complicated new device out.

2.Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseprabale.this means that both noun and

pronoun object always go after the particel.you cannot separate the verb from its

particle.

Ex: she ran into her sience teacher in the libarary.NOT : She ran her sience teacher

into the library.

3.Phrasal verbs can be intransitive .this means that they do not take an object.

Ex: his earmuffs caught on.everyone wanted a pair/ don t give up.keep trying.

4.A small groups of phrasal verbs must be separated.

Ex: keep sth on :not remove /// talk someone into : persuade

5.Some transitive phrasal verbs are used in combinations with certain prepositions.

A phrasal verb + preposition combinatio.(aslo called a three-part

or three word

verb ) is usually inseprabale.

Ex: she come up with a brilliant idea // i dropped out of school and got a job

I couldn t keep up with the class.it went too quickly for me.