Grain of Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

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Grain of Grammar: Phrasal Verbs!

Do you struggle with learning English grammar? One of the more difficult parts of grammar to learn is Phrasal Verbs.

What is a Phrasal Verb?

According to Google, a Phrasal Verb is “an idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, as in break down, or a preposition, for example see to, or a combination of both, such as look down on.” 

In other words, a Phrasal Verb is a phrase, or group of words that uses a verb + another part of speech, such as an adverb or preposition.

When do we use Phrasal Verbs?

Always. Phrasal Verbs are an important and commonly used part of English, and they are a key element to speaking like a native English speaker.

What are some common examples of Phrasal Verbs?

Some of the most widely used Phrasal Verbs are:

– Call Off (cancel)

– Find out (discover)

– Throw Away (discard)

– Fill Out (complete a form)

– Hand in (submit something)

Have you ever used any of these phrasal verbs before?

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