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Phrasal Verbs: Separable and Inseparable Living in the Digital Age 5 Focus on Grammar 4 Part V, Unit 12 By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ Wells.

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2 Phrasal Verbs: Separable and Inseparable Living in the Digital Age 5 Focus on Grammar 4 Part V, Unit 12 By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ Wells Copyright © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

3 Cell Phone Help Line This is my first cell phone. Im trying to figure it out. I looked over the directions, but Im still confused. When I make a phone call, all the buttons on the phone light up, and I dont know what to do. Help! Every time I want to call up someone on this cell phone, the phone cuts me off. I just heard a strange sound. Im afraid this phone is going to blow up! Please help me out!

4 Transitive Phrasal Verbs 1 Most transitive phrasal verbs are separable. This means that noun objects can go after the particle or between the verb and the particle. noun object He cant figure the instructions out. noun object He cant figure out the instructions.

5 Be Careful! If the direct object is a pronoun, it must go between the verb and the particle. turned off I turned off it. turnedoff I turned it off.

6 charged up He charged up the battery in the handheld computer. charged up He charged the battery in the handheld computer up. Usage Note When the noun object is part of a long phrase, we usually do not separate the phrasal verb.

7 Practice 1 Form three sentences about technology for each separable phrasal verb. put together = assemble close down = close by force switch on = start a machine pick out = select, identity set up = prepare for use turn off = stop a machine look up = try to find Example: Its difficult to put together a new device. Its difficult to put a new device together. it Its difficult to put it together.

8 Transitive Phrasal Verbs 2 Some transitive phrasal verbs are inseparable. This means that both noun and pronoun objects always go after the particle. You cannot separate the verb from its particle. raninto Sam ran his boss into. into He ran him into. ran into Sam ran into him. ran into Sam ran into his boss.

9 Transitive Phrasal Verbs 3 A small group of transitive phrasal verbs must be separated. do over I have to do over the report. doover I have to do the report over.

10 Practice 2 Dont carry on a cell phone conversation during a wedding. Example: Use the separable and inseparable phrasal verbs to discuss good manners when using a computer or cell phone. carry on = continue 1. start over = start again talk into = persuade get out of = benefit from go after = pursue count on = depend on Inseparable verb

11 Transitive Phrasal Verbs 4 Some transitive phrasal verbs are used in combination with certain prepositions. A phrasal verb + preposition combination (also called a three-word verb) is usually inseparable. I think I should drop out of this class. I cant keep up with new technology.

12 Practice 3 Is it difficult for you to keep up with new technology? Why or why not? 1.Have you ever dropped out of a class? 2.Have you come up with any good ideas this week? What were they? 3.Who do you usually team up with in class activities? 4.If someone makes a decision that you disagree with, do you still go along with the decision? 5.When do you get out of your classes? 6.When was the last time you followed through with something? What was it? Example: Ask and answer the questions with a partner using three-word verbs in your answers. Its difficult to keep up with new technology because I havent learned to use the old technology yet.

13 Intransitive Phrasal Verbs Some phrasal verbs are intransitive. This means that they do not take an object. Dad, hang up and call the fire department! Son, hold on. Im busy talking on the phone right now.

14 Practice 4 Last week the photocopy machine ran out of toner. close down = stop operating play around = have fun call back = return a call empty out = empty completely blow up = explode sign up = register Example: run out = not have enough Use the intransitive phrasal verbs to describe your experiences with different forms of technology.

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