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Monday, 20 October 2014

OVERALL SPECIAL VERBS ( With Example)

OVERALL SPECIAL VERBS
A phrasal verb is an idiom which consists of a verb followed by a preposition, an adverb or an adverb with a preposition.
Example:
- I ran into an old friend. (verb + preposition)
- We put off washing the dishes. (verb + adverb)
- They all look up to him. (verb + adverb + preposition)
NOTE: Many phrasal verbs are used more often in informal English. In most cases, the ideas expressed by such phrasal verbs may also be expressed by other phrases which are more likely to be used in formal English.
For instance in the table below, the phrasal verbs used in the preceding examples are listed in the left-hand column and other phrases with the same meanings are listed in the right-hand column.
Informal
Formal
to ran into
to put off
to look up to
to meet unexpectedly
to postpone
to admire
It should be noted that the use of many phrasal verbs varies among the different dialects of English. For example, in order to express the idea of contacting someone by means of the telephone, the expression to ring someone up is frequently used in British English; whereas the expression to call someone is frequently used in American English.

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