It‘s the combination of a verb + a particle
(preposition or adverb) resulting in a new word.
take after my father
take after him
These are verbs such as come across, join in, look for
and take after.
The object can only come after the last part of the verb
( a preposition), whether it is a noun or a pronoun.
their children up
up their children
In other verbs, such as bring up, finish off, look up, the
second part of the verb is an adverb.
In these cases, the noun can be placed either after the
adverb or between the verb and the adverb.
• She ´s looking after the kid.
Phrasal verb: Check out
• They always check people
out before offering a job.
• I gave them a false address
but they didn´t check it out.
Phrasal verb: GIVE AWAY
The old computer still works. Shall we
sell it or give it away.
I can´t believe you just gave those books
The magazine is giving
away CDs this month.
• I checked his story out very carefully.
• She gave her clothes away.
• They were given away .
• I looked my brother after
• She brought up her son in Paris.
Which of these are grammatically possible?