Inseparable Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)
|Inseparable Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)
With the following phrasal verbs, the lexical part of the verb (the part of the phrasal verb that carries the "verb-meaning") cannot be separated from the prepositions (or other parts) that accompany it: "Who will look after my estate when I'm gone?"
|call on||ask to recite in class||The teacher called on students in the back row.|
|call on (2)||visit||The old minister continued to call on his sick parishioners.|
|get over||recover from sickness or disappointment||I got over the flu, but I don't know if I'll ever get over my broken heart.|
|go over||review||The students went over the material before the exam. They should have gone over it twice.|
|go through||use up; consume||They country went through most of its coal reserves in one year. Did he go through all his money already?|
|look after||take care of||My mother promised to look after my dog while I was gone.|
|look into||investigate||The police will look into the possibilities of embezzlement.|
|run across||find by chance||I ran across my old roommate at the college reunion.|
|run into||meet||Carlos ran into his English professor in the hallway.|
|take after||resemble||My second son seems to take after his mother.|
|wait on||serve||It seemed strange to see my old boss wait on tables.|
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