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Phrasal verbs Phrasal verbs Presentation Transcript

  • Araceli González Soberano
  • Definition It‘s the combination of a verb + a particle (preposition or adverb) resulting in a new word. Verb
  • 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. Verb Preposition
  • their children up up their children them up 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. Verb Adverb
  • Example • 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 away. The magazine is giving away CDs this month.
  • Exercises • 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?
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