Phrasal Verbs for Environment, Definition and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs for Environment, 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.

Throw away

To discard an item that is no longer useful

Consumers throw away around 50 billion plastic bags annually.

Run out of

Finish the supply of something

We’ll run out of air long before we need food and water.

Die out

Stop existing

This animal will die out before long.

Use up

Finish a supply of something

I’ve used up all my holiday entitlement.

Cut down

Kill trees

African forests is being cut down.

Break down

To decompose

Plastics don’t break down quickly.