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phrasal verbs

Give up on (someone)

Give up on (someone) = to stop having faith in (someone)

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Prepositions in Phrasal Verbs

Average: 1.8 (182 votes)

Phrasal verbs are made of two parts: a base verb and another small word that is either a preposition or an adverb particle.

It is not always possible to guess the meaning of a phrasal verb from the individual words in it. The more exposure you have to phrasal verbs the easier they are to learn.

Take a look at the following ten sentences and decide which preposition is needed to form the correct phrasal verb.

Plant and Flower Idioms

Average: 1.9 (188 votes)

A few months ago we looked at some plant and flower idioms and many people found the idioms really helpful and interesting. Can you still remember how they are used? Here are some sentences to help you check your memory, as well as two new plant idioms to help you learn something new!

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Phrasal Verb: Put

Average: 2.6 (350 votes)

Here is another opportunity for you to practise using phrasal verbs. Phrasal verbs with 'put' are extremely common and here are just a few of them. In each sentence, decide which phrasal verb is needed to complete it correctly. I've put the meanings of the phrasal verbs below to help you decide. Don't put it off until tomorrow! Do this lesson now!

Phrasal Verbs for Travel

Average: 2.3 (318 votes)

Today's lesson reviewd and builds on the 7 travel phrasal verbs we studied at a few weeks ago. Look at the these phrasal verbs and their definitions. Fill in the gaps with the correct phrasal verbs so that the text makes sense. (Keep in mind that the main verb changes according to the time and function of the sentence, e.g. drop off in a past passive structure is I was dropped off.

Travel Phrasal Verbs

Average: 1.7 (178 votes)

Here's an exercise to see how much you remember about these phrasal verbs which are all used to talk about travel and holidays. Decide which phrasal verb fits in each gap. Then check and see if any of them need to be in a different tense.

Remember, it's really important to double check your work for little mistakes!

Good luck!

By Caroline Devane

Phrasal Verb: Brush Off

Average: 3.1 (21 votes)

rub it in

This cartoon looks at two meanings of brush off.

Phrasal Verbs: Take Make Put

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Take a look at the 3 phrasal verbs in these sentences. Do you know what they mean? You can write your guesses in the comments box below:

"The music was so loud that I couldn't make out what he was saying."
"The hotel takes on extra staff during the summer season."
"We've been putting away a little money every month to buy a laptop."

Phrasal Verb: Let Down

Average: 4.3 (15 votes)

rub it in

This cartoon looks at two meanings of let down.

Definitions of let down

Let down - When you let something down, you deflate it (let the air out of it).

Phrasal Verbs with Break

Average: 1.5 (94 votes)

Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult things to learn in English, because changing the preposition can completely change the meaning of the verb.

Here are 7 break phrasal verbs: