Phrasal verbs are multi-word phrases that consist of a verb followed by one or more particles (typically prepositions or adverbs). These particles can significantly alter the meaning of the verb, creating idiomatic expressions that are widely used in English.

For example, consider the phrasal verb to give up. Give is the verb, and up is the particle. Together, they form a phrasal verb that means to stop doing something, as in I’m going to give up smoking.

Phrasal verbs can be separable or inseparable. Separable phrasal verbs have the particle separated from the verb, whereas inseparable phrasal verbs do not. For example, to turn off is separable, as in I turned the TV off, while to give in is inseparable, as in I finally gave in to his demands.

Phrasal verbs are a common feature of spoken and written English, and it’s essential to understand them to communicate effectively in English.


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