What are Phrasal Verbs?
A phrasal verb is a combination of words (a verb + a preposition or verb +adverb) that when used together, usually take on a different meaning to that of the original verb.
- break down, check in, tear up
When we use phrasal verbs, we use them like normal verbs in a sentence, regardless if it’s a regular or irregular verb.
- Ella tore up the letter after she read it.
- Their car broke down two miles out of town.
- Did the manager deal with that customer’s complaint.
Phrasal Verb Exercises
Choose the correct phrasal verb from the parenthesis at the end of the sentence.
- Someone broke into my car last night and stole the stereo. (broke down/broke into)
- Will you be able to get by this month with the little you have?(get off / get by)
- His father always taught him not to ____ those people with less. (look up to / look down on)
- Stop complaining and ____ your work! (get on with / get over)
- The boss wants you to _____ your figures for this month to him. (hand out / hand in)
- We’re going to have to _____ our trip to Spain until September. (put up/ put off)
- I _____ Amir today at the supermarket. It was great to see him. (ran out of / ran into)
- I’m so tired of Sophie ___her engagement ring all the time. (showing off, showing up)
- The police would not _____ to the kidnapper’s demands. (give up/ give in)
- I thought I would ____ for a cup of coffee. Is that okay? (drop off/ drop in)
- Have you ever ______ such an unusual piece of art? (come forward/come across)
- look down on
- get on with
- hand in
- put off
- ran into
- showing off
- give in
- drop in
- come across