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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #92945: Phrasal verbs
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| Look out! There is a bus coming.|| I came across a strange creature yesterday.|| The Space Shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986.|
IS DIFFERENT FROM
to give up
| Useful particles to build phrasal verbs: out, across, on, with, up, out, down, by, over, round, through, along, behind... |
to sit down
Please sit down to relax a while, and have
a cup of tea.
She is doing sit-ups. (Gymnastics)
| to sit up|
1. To rise from lying down to a sitting position.
2. To sit with the spine erect.
to run past)
These men run past Tower Bridge.
| || to ride back |
After shopping, Lucy rides back home.
to pour down
It has been pouring down all day long.
to die out
Giant Pandas are dying out.
to eat up
You’re not going out until you’ve
eaten up your dinner.
to tidy up
David! I want you to tidy up
your room at once.
to put out
The fireman is trying to put out the fire.
to take after
Does this boy take after his father?
to make out
Can you make out the plane through
to fall through
Heavens! All my plans are falling through.
|A phrasal verb can have several meanings|
| to make out|| (to discern) |
| to blow up|| (to explose) |
|Not always the same particle|
The children are looking forward to Christmas.
John is looking forward to seeing his friend Bob again.
| How to get on with a difficult boss!|
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