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{ PHRASAL VERB }

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone 🙂

I hope everybody are in perfect health. Do take care of yourself during this unpredictable weather condition okay!

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Nice quote right?

Now, I don’t just post the quote above for nothing. There are phrasal verbs available – which is the topic I’m going to discuss today – in the motivational quote above.

—Phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb.
For example – give up and stand up are the most common phrasal verbs we use. You can click on this lovely smiley icon to view lists of phrasal verbs available in English.
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Phrasal verbs which take objects can be separable or inseparable:
 *** this is the trickiest part ***

Separable phrasal verbs can remain together when using an object that is a noun or noun phrase.

  • I picked Tom up. OR I picked up Tom.
  • They put their friends up. OR They put up their friends.

Separable phrasal verbs MUST be separated when a pronoun is used:

  • We picked him up at the station. NOT We picked up him at the station.
  • They put them upNOT They put up them.

Inseparable phrasal verbs always remain together. It makes no difference if a noun or pronoun is used.

  • We set off for the beach. / We set off for it.
  • They are looking after the children. / They are looking after them.

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Phrasal Verbs which Don’t Take Objects

Some phrasal verbs do not take objects. These phrasal verbs are ALWAYS inseparable.

  • They thieves got away.
  • The bus broke down on the way to work.
  • She got up early.

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If you are not sure whether a phrasal verb is separable or inseparable, ALWAYS use a noun or nouns phrase and DO NOT separate. In this manner, you will always be correct!

Separable Phrasal Verbs: bring up, take off

  • They brought up their children to respect others.
  • She took off her jacket before she began the lesson.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs: look for, set off

  • She was looking for her books when he arrived.
  • They set off for a wonderful holiday in Hawaii.

Three-word Phrasal Verbsphrasalverb

Some verbs are followed by two prepositions (or adverbs). These phrasal verbs are ALWAYS inseparable.

  • I’m looking forward to meeting John. OR I’m looking forward to meeting him.
  • They didn’t get on with their mother. OR They didn’t get on with her.

All in all, I’m sure that everyone can recognize phrasal verbs quite well because we use them in our everyday English communication. Any suggestions, questions and comments are warmly welcomed 🙂

Before I leave, why don’t you relax your mind by listening to this wonderful song “Send It On – Jonas Brothers ft Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez”. I’m sure you’re going to notice many phrasal verbs used in the lyrics. Enjoy 😉

A word is just a word
Until you mean what you say
A Love is a love
Til you give it away
We all got to give
Yeah something to give to make a change

Send it on
On and on
Just one hand can heal another
Be apart
Reach your heart
Just one spark stars a fire
With one little action
The chain reaction will never stop
Make us strong
Shine a light and send it on

Just smile and the world will smile along with you
That small acts of love
Then the one will become two
If we take the chances
To change circumstances
Imagine all that we could do
If we…

Send it on
On and on
Just one hand can heal another
Be apart
Reach your heart
Just one spark stars a fire
With one little action
The chain reaction will never stop
Make us strong
Shine a light and send it on
Send it on

There’s Power in all the choices we make
So i’m starting now not a moment to wait
A word just a word
Until you mean what you say
A love is just a love
Until you give it away

Send it on
On and on
Just one hand can heal another
Be apart
Reach your heart
Just one spark stars a fire
With one little action
The chain reaction will never stop
Make us strong
Shine a light and send it on
Send it on

Send it on
On and on
Just one hand can heal another
Be apart
Reach your heart
Just one spark stars a fire
With one little action
The chain reaction will help things start
Make us strong
Shine a light and send it on
Shine a light and send it on
Shine a light and send it on

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