Phrasal Verbs with Read, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

Phrasal Verbs with Read, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

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.

Read up on sth

to read a lot about in order to learn about it

read up on the history of the World War II.


Read over

look for mistakes or check details

I asked her to read over my essay.


Read through

to read quickly beginning to the end

Always read through your work when you’ve finished.


Read out

to read sth aloud

Shall I read them out?


Read for sth

to study for something

She reads her students’s essay for 


Read off

to read a list aloud

Could you read off the last four digits of the credit card again.