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PHRASAL VERBS Ana García & Anastasia Busto
Introduction Verbs formed by more than one part. - Verb + prepositional particle ◦To look at. Types -Verb + adverbial particle ◦To carry out.
Phrasal verbs have not the same meaning of their components. It’s better to learn them individually. Example: (to) fall away: disminuir/desaparecer/desprenderse.
Using phrasal verbs Phrasal verbs are mostly used in informal speech. InformalFormal to put offto postpone to go upto increase
Meaning of phrasal verbs Some phrasal verbs have more than one meaning depending in the context. ▫He asked her to stop singing as it was putting him off. ▫The football match has been put off until next week. ▫Don’t be put off if you can do it straight away. ▫Would you put off the light before you leave?
Word order restrictions Sometimes the object may be situated between or after the particles (the meaning does not change) ▫We did our bathroom up last year. OBJECT ▫We did up our bathroom last year. OBJECT
Word order restrictions Some verbs can only take the object after the second particle of the verb. Example: She has fallen for the boy who lives next door.
Word order restrictions If object = pronoun. The object must go between the different parts of the verb. Example: We did it up by ourselves