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Separable Phrasal Verbs

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Some phrasal verbs can be separated with an object, for example 'switch on the light' can also be 'switch the light on'.

Not all phrasal verbs can be separated, so it's a matter of memorising which ones can and which ones can't.

Here's a little exercise to help you along. Complete the sentences by choosing the correct option. Remember to put the verb in the correct tense.

Lesson by Seb @ EC Cape Town English School

Link: The position of Phrasal Verbs
Link: 10 Common Phrasal Verbs

  • 1. In South Korea, people ____ when they enter a home.

  • 2. My friend is arriving from Spain, I'm going to ____ the city.

  • 3. I was offered a low-paying job, so I ____.

  • 4. Quiet! My father is asleep, don't ____.

  • 5. She was lying! She ____.

  • 6. My shop wasn't doing very well at all, I had to ____ unfortunately.

  • 7. Hey, your son took my daughter's toy! Tell him to ____ to her!

  • 8. Whenever I go clothes shopping I always need to ____ first to see if they fit me correctly.


 3 wrong!!! i need more

 3 wrong!!! i need more practicing


Separable Phrasal Verbs

nice exercise

but i need another one for the same subject

i made 2 mistakes

thainguyen1: Good lesson. I

thainguyen1: Good lesson. I love learing about phrasal verbs. Because I am always  worried with them.  They make me feel very difficult. But I always see them as interresting words. I am afried of oppositing them and I like them, too. very difficult to understand.

It was difficult lesson, but

It was difficult lesson, but very helpful for me.

I made only 2 two mistakes. It's achievement for me. ^) 

Thanks for lessons like this.

You must to read more novel

You must to read more novel if you want to master this subject. For me it's a piece of cake.


All correct!!!  I need more examples to try.

Wow i just made one mistake

Wow i just made one mistake i'm improving...thank you!

AgainTwo Mistakes :(

Phrasal Verbs made me confused - two mistakes again:(

My job wasn't interesting for me, so I turned it down.

And what does it - MAKE IT UP -? - to compose smth unreal or badly behaviour ???#5

Answer, please. Thank you for the Lesson!!!:)




this time one mistake

it's really helpful. i love to exercise this kind of lession