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PostSubject: COMMON PHRASAL VERBS II   Wed 17 Nov - 22:33

COMMON PHRASAL VERBS II



B. Inseparable Verbs
You cannot insert a noun or pronoun after the first word:
For example: “look for”

John looked for Mary. = OK

John looked Mary for. = Not OK

John looked for her. = OK

John looked her for. = Not OK



*break down (to stop working)
call on (to visit)
*catch up (to overtake)
catch up to (to overtake)
catch up with (to overtake)
check back with (to report to)
*check in (at a motel)
check in with (to notify)
check into (a motel)
check out of (a motel)
come across (to discover)
*come back (to return)
*come over (to visit)
*come through (to succeed)
*come to (to regain consciousness)
cut down on (to reduce use of)
cut in (to insert yourself into a line of people)
do without (to have none of)
*drop back (to move back)
drop by (to visit)
*drop in (to visit)
drop in on (to visit)
*drop out (to quit)
drop out of (school; sight)
*drop over (to visit)
fool around with (to
get along with (your coworkers)
*get back (move away from)
get in (the car)
get into (trouble; the car)
get off (the bus)
get off of (the bus)
get on (the bus)
get out of (the bus)
get over (the problem; the fence)
*get through (to finish)
get through with (to finish)
*get up (to wake up; to get out of bed)
*go back (to return)
*go on (to continue)
go over (to review)
*grow up (to mature)
*hang on (or you might fall off)
*hush up (to be quiet)
*keep on (to continue)
keep up with (to maintain progress with)
*let up (to ease off)
*lie down (to recline)
*listen up (to listen)
look after (to take care of)
look for (to search)
look into (to analyze)
*look out (the window)
*move away (to distance oneself)
move away from (to distance oneself)
*move back (to retreat)
move back to (to return)
move into (your new home)
*move out (to relocate)
move out of (your former apartment and move into your new apartment)
*pass away (to die)
*pass on (to die)
put up (or shut up)
put up with (to tolerate)
run across (to meet)
run into (to meet)
run out (the clock)
run out of (time; money)
*sit down (to sit)
*show up (to appear)
*stand up (to stand)
*stand out (to excel)
*stand up (to stand)
stay out of (trouble; jail)
take after (to mimic)
*take off (to depart)
talk about (to discuss)
*tear out of (to leave quickly)
think about (to consider; to ruminate; to cogitate)
*throw up (to vomit)
*turn in (to go to bed)
*turn out (to appear)
*turn up (to appear)
wait on (to serve)
*warm down (after exercising)
*warm up (before exercising)
watch out for (snakes)
*work out (to exercise)
work with (to help)

* = phrasal verb is not followed by an object (noun or pronoun)
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