Phrasal Verbs

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  • 1. .
    PHRASAL VERBS
    WHAT ARE PHRASAL VERBS?
    A PHRASAL VERB IS A VERB PLUS A PREPOSITION OR ADVERB WHICH CREATES A MEANING DIFFERENT FROM THE ORIGINAL VERB.
    FOR EXAMPLE:
    He ranawaywhen he was 15. run + away = leave home
    I ranintomy teacher at themovieslastnight. run + into = meet
  • 2. PREPOSITIONALPHASES
    A prepositional phrase will begin with a preposition and end with a noun, pronoun, gerund, or clause, the "object" of the preposition.
    The object of the preposition will often have one or more modifiers to describe it. These are the patterns for a prepositionalphrase:
    preposition + noun, pronoun, gerund, orclause
    preposition + modifier(s) + noun, pronoun, gerund, orclause
    :
  • 3. Here are some examples of the most basic prepositional phrase:
    Most prepositional phrases are longer, like these:
    At home
    At = preposition; home = noun.
    In time
    In = preposition; time = noun.
    From Richie
    From = preposition; Richie = noun.
    With me
    With = preposition; me = pronoun.
    Under the warm blanket
    Under = preposition; the, warm = modifiers; blanket = noun.
    In the weedy, overgrown garden
    In = preposition; the, weedy, overgrown = modifiers; garden = noun.
    Along the busy, six-lane highway
    Along = preposition; the, busy, six-lane = modifiers; highway = noun.