Phrasal verbs (multi-word verbs) are verbs that are followed by one or two particles.
Particles are also adverbs or prepositions. For example: away, back, down, in, off, on, out, to, up, with.
|pick||up||I’ll pick you up at the bus station.|
|look||after||He looks after his elderly mother.|
|get||on with||She doesn’t really get on with him.|
|look||forward to||We’re looking forward to our holiday.|
- The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. 2nd edn. (2013)
- English for Everyone : English Phrasal Verbs* by Thomas Booth and Ben Ffrancon Davies (2021)
- Phrasal Verbs by Jeremy Harrison (2003)
- Using phrasal verbs : exercises by Eduardo Rosset (1997)
- Word Power: Phrasal Verbs and Compounds by Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn (2003)
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