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Phrasal Verbs Hi guys. Someone knows what is phrasal verbs? Which the better way to practice it?
Sep 7, 2016 3:01 PM
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Hi Italki friend " A phrasal verb in present day English is a verb that takes a complementary particle which is an adverb resembling a preposition, necessary to complete sentence. (E.g. He fixed up the car.).

The expression phrasal verb refers, in English Grammar, to a combination of a verb and a prepositional or adverbial particle, in which the combination often takes on a meaning which is apparently not the simple sum of its parts, for example  turn up meaning appear.  Longman Dictionary of phrasal verbs defines phrasals as "idiomatic combination of a verb and adverb, or a verb and preposition (or verb with both adverb and preposition)".

Phrasal verbs are considered to be a very important and frequently occurring feature of the English language."   

Source: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PHRASAL VERBS. Andreea-Rosalia Olteanu. Editura Sfântul Ierarh Nicolae.2012.

I hope this fragment can help you  :)


September 7, 2016

phrasal verbs are generally a combination of a verb + preposition. For  example: break down, calm down, catch up, etc.see the below video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE2y6dR49XM


September 7, 2016

I think it is combination between verb and particle, such as go away, pick up, take off, etc. And I think these words must be memorized and you must understand about the meaning and the way of using 

September 7, 2016
Patricia
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English, French, Gaelic (Irish), Portuguese
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