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What are phrasal verbs?
Some English verbs can be followed by prepositions or adverb particles.
Some verbs and prepositions / particles are always used together. Examples are: stand up, sit down, look at, listen to, switch off etc. Note that these structures are often called phrasal verbs. In most cases, the meaning of a phrasal verb is very different from the meanings of the two words in it.
Consider the sentence given below:
Some verbs can be used with both an adverb particle and a preposition.
Examples are: get on with, put up with, look out for etc.
Note that a verb + preposition combination is usually inseparable.
The particle in a verb + adverb particle combination can go before or after noun objects.
If the object is a pronoun, the particle goes after it.
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