Sometimes, there are prepositions which completely change the meaning of the verb.
What does “fall” mean? What does “out” mean? Well, and do you know what “fall out” means?
Read and find out.
Must-know Phrasal Verbs
For example, fall – падать. Out – из. По логике – fall out = падать из.
So you see, phrasal verbs often have more than one meaning.
We have chosen some must-know phrasal verbs that you simply have to find out about!
BTW, “find out” is a phrasal verb. It means ‘to learn new information‘.
Some phrasal verbs have more than one preposition. Here are some of them:
Of course, these are not all the phrasal verbs in the English language. There are many more!
There are verbs which need an object and verbs which don’t. For example, “fall down” doesn’t need an object. He fell down. No object. We call such verbs ‘intransitive’. There’s no one receiving the action.
Both sentences are correct.
As you see, we can divide the phrasal verb by putting the object in the middle. Such verbs are called separable, the verb and the preposition can be separated in a sentence.
Only the first sentence is correct.
If I can split the phrasal verb, if it is separable (I can put “TV” either in the middle or after the phrasal verb),
I must put pronouns in the middle. I have to separate the phrasal verb if I use a pronoun as the object. I can’t say “turn off + pronoun”, I must say “turn + pronoun + off”.
However, there are some verbs which cannot be divided, which are inseparable.
For example “look for”. Can I say “I looked the book for”? No, I can’t. I can only say “I looked for the book”. In this case, if I say “it” instead of “the book”, I’ll put “it” after the phrasal verb, because I cannot split it. I looked for it, I looked for the book.
For a list of separable and inseparable phrasal verbs, go here.
And of course, don’t forget to practice!