Two Word Verbs
Many English verbs can be followed by prepositions or adverb particles.
- I ran down the road.
- Could you switch off the light?
- Please sit down.
The meaning of a two-word verb is sometimes very different from the meanings of the two parts taken separately.
Verbs with prepositions and particles together
Some verbs can be used with both an adverb particle and a preposition. Examples are: put up with, get on with, look out for etc.
- How do you put up with her?
- I get on with her quite well.
Word order with objects
Prepositions normally go before objects.
- He fell off the ladder. (NOT He fell the ladder off.)
Adverb particles can go before or after noun objects.
- Could you switch the light off? OR Could you switch off the light?
Note that if the object is a pronoun, the adverb particle has to be put after the object.
- She switched it off. (NOT She switched off it.)
Sections in this articleTransformation of sentences - I
Transformation of sentences - II
Transformation of a Simple sentence into a compound sentence
Transformation of a compound sentence into a simple sentence
Transformation of a simple sentence into a complex sentence
Transformation of a complex sentence into a simple sentence
Transformation of sentences containing too
Interchange of degrees of comparison
Combining two sentences using too...to and so...that
How to combine two sentences using too...to
Transformation of sentences
Common mistakes in the use of nouns
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 1
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 2
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 3
More CBSE English Grammar worksheetsPassive voice worksheet | Simple past tense
Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
Passive voice worksheet | Future perfect tense