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Post  Vincent Law on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:13 am

Phrasal verbs are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. (The more formal a conversation or text, the less phrasal verbs are found.)

Phrasal verbs consist of a verb plus a particle (preposition, adverb). The particle can change the meaning of the verb completely, e.g.:

- 'look up' – consult a reference book (look a word up in a dictionary)
- 'look for' – seek (look for her ring)
- 'look forward' – anticipate with pleasure (look forward to meeting someone)

There are no rules that might explain how phrasal verbs are formed correctly - all you can do is look them up in a good dictionary and study their meanings. In our lists, you will find some frequently used phrasal verbs and their meanings.

+ Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs with:
break, bring, call, carry, come, do, fall, get, go, keep, look, make, put, run, set, take, turn

+ Position of the Particle:
The particle is placed either after the verb or after the object.
Example:
"Write down the word." / "Write the word down."


If the object is a pronoun, however, the particle has to be placed after the pronoun (object).
Example:
"Write it down."



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Post  Vincent Law on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:17 am

15 Most Useful Phrasal Verbs:
Here is a list of some very useful phrasal verbs:
Give in, call off, put through, put off, look after, put up with, carry on, break up, look up, look forward to…


http://danienglish.com.br/2012/06/15/15-most-useful-phrasal-verbs/
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Post  Vincent Law on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:46 pm

What is a phrasal verb?

A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone.

Example :
- To get = to obtain
"I need to get a new battery for my camera."

- To get together = to meet

"Why don’t we all get together for lunch one day?"

Phrasal verbs are part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs.
The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle.

Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language.
However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. They should be avoided in academic writing where it is preferable to use a formal verb such as “to postpone” rather than “to put off”.


+ Transitive and intransitive phrasal verbs :

Some phrasal verbs are transitive. (A transitive verb always has an object.)
Example : "I made up an excuse." ('Excuse' is the object of the verb.)

Some phrasal verbs are intrasitive . (An intransitive verb does not have an object.)
Example : "My car broke down."


+ Separable or inseparable phrasal verbs :

Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable. (The object is between the verb and the preposition.)
Example : "I looked the word up in the dictionary."

Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable. (The object is placed after the preposition.)
Example : "I will look into the matter as soon as possible."

Some transitive phrasal verbs can take an object in both places.
Example : "I picked up the book." - "I picked the book up."

However, if the object is a pronoun, it must be placed between the verb and the preposition.
Example : "I picked it up."


http://www.learn-english-today.com/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verb-list.htm
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Post  Vincent Law on Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:20 am


Phrasal verbs with “by”:

Hi, everybody! What’s up?

Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken and written English, many students have problems to figure out their meanings and they end up getting discouraged while learning them.

First of all, what are phrasal verbs? A phrasal verb is a verb with a preposition or adverb which together have different meanings.

For instance, you have the verb “Get”, which by itself has different meanings in English, but if you come across the verb “get”, and the preposition “up”, both together in this way “Get up”, you then have a phrasal verb with a completely different meaning from the original verb “Get” by itself.

Just one phrasal verb can have different meanings! When you see or hear a phrasal verb, look it up in your dictionary to figure out its meaning in that specific context, but do not try to memorize them, instead, you can create some sentences using the phrasal verbs in the context you just learned.

Today, I’m going to show you three phrasal verbs using the preposition “by” as following:

1 – Get by

2 – Come by

3 – Go by


Let’s get started!


1 – Get by:
E.g: "I don’t earn a huge salary, but we get by."

English meaning: To have enough money to buy the things you need, but no more (Source: Longmang Dictionary of Contemporary English.)

2 – Come by:
E.g: "I’ll come by the office later."

English meaning: To make a short visit to a place on your way to somewhere else. (Source: Longmang Dictionary of Contemporary English.)

Another similar phrasal verb to “Come by” is “Swing by”

3 – Go by:
E.g: "As the weeks went by, I became more and more worried."

E.g: "As time goes by."

English meaning: If time goes by, it passes. (Source: Longmang Dictionary of Contemporary English.)

The phrasal verbs “Come by” and “Go by” have other meanings in English, just keep an eye on the context to figure out their meanings.

That’s all for today!

http://englishforpleasure.com/english-vocabulary-phrasal-verbs-with-by/
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Post  Vincent Law on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:55 pm

Phrasal verbs with “by”:
Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken and written English, many students have problems to figure out their meanings and they end up getting discouraged while learning them.

First of all, what are phrasal verbs? A phrasal verb is a verb with a preposition or adverb which together have different meanings.

For instance, you have the verb “Get”, which by itself has different meanings in English, but if you come across the verb “get”, and the preposition “up”, both together in this way “Get up”, you then have a phrasal verb with a completely different meaning from the original verb “Get” by itself.

Just one phrasal verb can have different meanings! When you see or hear a phrasal verb, look it up in your dictionary to figure out its meaning in that specific context, but do not try to memorize them, instead, you can create some sentences using the phrasal verbs in the context you just learned.

Today, I’m going to show you three phrasal verbs using the preposition “by” as following:

1 – Get by
2 – Come by
3 – Go by


Let’s get started!

1 – "Get by":

E.g: "I don’t earn a huge salary, but we get by."

English meaning
: To have enough money to buy the things you need, but no more (Source: Longmang Dictionary of Contemporary English.)


2 – "Come by":

E.g: "I’ll come by the office later."


English meaning: To make a short visit to a place on your way to somewhere else. (Source: Longmang Dictionary of Contemporary English.)

Another similar phrasal verb to “Come by” is “Swing by”


3 – Go by:


E.g: "As the weeks went by, I became more and more worried."
E.g: "As time goes by."


English meaning
: If time goes by, it passes. (Source: Longmang Dictionary of Contemporary English.)

The phrasal verbs “Come by” and “Go by” have other meanings in English, just keep an eye on the context to figure out their meanings.


http://englishforpleasure.com/english-vocabulary-phrasal-verbs-with-by/
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Post  Vincent Law on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:29 pm

Phrasal Verbs with TAKE:

1. be taken aback:

to be shocked
Ex: "I’d been taken aback by his behaviour at first, but it didn’t seem so shocking later on."

2. take after somebody:

resemble a parent (looks or behaviour)
Ex: "I take after my mother; I have the same hair colour and the same green eyes. Who do you take after?"

3. take away:
remove something from somebody / subtract (mathematics)/ carry food home from a restaurant.
Ex: "Dad! Josh wants to take away my doll. Come and help me!"
Ex: "If you have five apples and take away two, you’re left with three."
Ex: "A sandwich and a large Coke to take away, please."


4. take away from something:
make the value of something seem less
Ex: "The fact that she’d cheated in the exam took away from her achievements."

5. take something apart:
to disassemble
Ex: "I think you should take the keyboard apart to clean it properly."

6. take something back:
to say that you don’t really mean what you’ve said or written
Ex: "Okay, okay, I’ll take it back. You’re not the worst singer I’ve ever heard."

7. take down:
separate the pieces of a structure / write down
Ex: "We’ll have to take down the cupboard if we want to paint the walls."
Ex: "My colleague will show you the flat while I take down your personal details."


8. take for something:
to regard as
Ex: "I don’t like being taken for an idiot."
Ex: "I won’t take no for an answer."


9. take in:
give home to somebody / notice, absorb (and understand) / make clothes tighter/ to deceive
Ex: "Last week I took in a kitten and she’s already the queen of the house."
Ex: "I took in every word he said. It was an amazing speech.  Ex: "I’ll have this dress taken in at the waist, it’s too big."
Ex: "I’m easily taken in, so please don’t lie to me."


10. take off:
remove clothing / remove hair (at the hairdresser’s) / airplane begins to fly/ to leave/ to become successful
Ex: "You don’t have to take off your shoes, just go right ahead."
Ex: "Can you take off just a little at the back, please?"
Ex: "The plane took off twenty minutes late, but landed on time."
Ex: "They took off in the middle of the party."
Ex: "My career took off immediately after I’d graduated."


11. take on:
accept a job, responsibility / to employ, hire somebody
Ex: "I can’t take on any extra work, I’m too busy."
Ex: "They want to take on ten more assistants."

12. take over:
gain control
Ex: "You can stop now, I’ll take over from here."  
Ex: "Unfortunately, my company was taken over by a multinational firm and I lost my job."


13. take out:
invite and go out with someone (to a restaurant, theatre, disco etc) / to obtain some service/ get money from your bank account/ to kill somebody
Ex: "George is taking me out to dinner tonight."  
Ex: "I had to take out a loan to start my business."
Ex: "Let’s stop at the ATM. I need to take out some money."
Ex: "The serial killer was taken out by snipers."


14. take (it) out on somebody:
make someone feel bad, because you are feeling bad too
Ex: "Hey, I understand that you’ve had a horrible day, but don’t take it out on me."

15. take somebody through something:
to explain something in detail to somebody
Ex: "I hope the instructions were clear. I can take you through it again if you want."

16. take to:
to start liking/ to make a habit
Ex: "I’d been worried whether my dog would get on well with the new puppy. I shouldn’t have worried- he took to it immediately."
Ex: "I’ve taken to drinking my coffee black- I’d like to lose weight."


17. take up:
start a new sport, hobby, school subject / fill space (or time)/ start again, resume
Ex: "When I’m fluent in English, I’ll take up Spanish lessons." Ex: "This cupboard takes up too much space, I don’t want it in my living-room."
Ex: "We took up where we had left off."


18. take somebody up on something:
accept an offer
Ex: "You’re always welcome to stay with us when you’re in Paris. – Thank you, I’ll take you up on that the next time I come to France."

19. take something up with somebody:
mention something in order to seek help from somebody  
Ex: "Why don’t you take the matter up with your local MP (Member of Parliament)? I’m sure he or she could help."


http://4thjuniorhighenglishclass.blogspot.fr/2013/10/phrasal-verbs-take.html
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