Phrasal Verbs for Education, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Education, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Take up

Definition: Start doing a new activity

Example Sentences: Mark taken up football yesterday.

Be into

Definition: Be interested in sth in active way

Example Sentences: Are you into Spanish?

Catch up with

Definition: Improve and reach the same standard as other people

Example Sentences: I need to catch up with Mary.

Fall behind

Definition: make less progress than others

Example Sentences: If you fall behind, you do not make progress.

Read up on

Definition: Study something by reading a lot about it

Example Sentences: I was very interested in the topic of the class so at home I read up on it.

Hand out

Definition: Give sth to each person in a group

Example Sentences: Would you hand these papers out for me?