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Types of phrasal verb

What will I learn from the English lesson Types of phrasal verbs?

During this lesson you will learn about the five different types of phrasal verbs and how to use them in everyday situations.

The five types of phrasal verb

HINT ** the verbs are in bold ** the objects are in red ** HINT

The first of the five types of phrasal verb are called Intransitive verbs

What are Intransitive verbs?  An intransitive verb has no object

Examples: -

Get up: to rise from bed.

Get up, Mr Bean! You have to be at the airport in two hours.Mr Bean teaching English phrasal verbs

The words highlighted are the phrasal verbs and they are on their own; they don’t take an object.

phrasal verbs english lessonSlow down: drive more slowly or walk more slowly.

Slow down, Sally you are driving too fast.

The second of the five types of phrasal verb are called transitive verbs

What are transitive verbs?

A transitive verb has an object that can also be a moveable object.

HINT ** the verbs are in bold ** the objects are in red ** HINT

Fill out: complete a form.

Can you fill out the application form using only a black pen please?phrasal verbs english lesson  fill out the application form

Can you fill the application form out using only a black pen please?

The verbs are highlighted black come the object (the application form). These verbs can come after the phrasal verb or they can be used in the middle of it.

Sometimes these phrasal verbs are called separable phrasal verbs, this is because you can separate the two parts of the phrasal verb fill and out with the object (the application form).

The third of the five types of phrasal verb are called transitive verbs with fixed object in the middle of the verb

What are transitive with fixed object in the middle of the verb?

When using these verbs, the object the object must always be in the middle of the phrasal verb.

Set apart: distinguish.

HINT ** the verbs are in bold ** the objects are in red ** HINT

Mr Beans training as a special agent really sets him apart from the other agents around the world.

The forth of the five types of phrasal verb are called Transitive with fixed object after the verb

What are transitive with fixed object after the verb?

Transitive with fixed object after the verb the phrasal verb must always come before the. You will sometime hear people call these verbs inseparable; this is because the parts of the phrasal verb must not be separated by the object.

Run into: Meet by chance.

Sally ran into Sarah the other day at her local cafe, she had not seen her since leaving school

** Warning ** (DO NOT say ‘Sally ran Sarah into the other day at her local cafe, she had not seen her since leaving school’).

The fifth and last of the five types of phrasal verb are called Transitive with two objects, separable

What are transitive with two objects, separable?

Put down to: Attribute to something.

Sarah’s parents were really pleased and put her results down to plenty of revising.

The above example shows phrasal verbs that have two objects (‘her results’ and ‘plenty of revising’).

The Examples shows that the objects separates the verb (‘and put her results down to’) and the other comes after the verb itself (‘plenty of revising’).

HINT ** the verbs are in bold ** the objects are in red ** HINT

 

Easy pace Learning exercise

Below is a brief conversation a between Sarah and a secretary

What happens when you make a phone call? Put the phrasal verbs from the list into the summary below.

noted down, hung up, go ahead, picked up, call her back, hang on

On Tuesday Sarah phoned the firms Manchester branch to speak to Mr Bean. His secretary________

the telephone and told her to ________ while she transferred the call through to

Mr Bean. Mr Bean was not answering is phone, so the secretary told Carla to ________ and leave

Mr Bean a message. Sarah asked Mr Bean to ________ when he was free, and the secretary had

________ her name and also her mobile phone number on a piece of paper. Sarah thanked the

secretary and ________.

 

 



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