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Monday, 20 October 2014

PHRASAL VERBS WITH A VERB + AN ADVERB OR A PREPOSITION (with example)

PHRASAL VERBS WITH A VERB + AN ADVERB OR A PREPOSITION
Some phrasal verbs consist of an intransitive vberb followed by a word which may function either as an adverb or preposition.
Example:
- We passed by.
- We passed by the library.
NOTE: In the first example, the word by of the phrasal verb passed by functions as an adverb. In the second example, the word by of the phrasal verb passed by functionsw as a preposition which has the object library.
The following are the examples of phrasal verbs which contain words that may function either as adverbs or prepostions with the meaning is on the right column.
Phrasal Verb
Meaning
Break through
Do without
Glance off
Go without
Hang around
Join in
Lounge around
Mill around
Pass by
Rally round
Sail through
Scrape through
Turn off
Appear
Survive without
Hit and bounce off
Not have
Stay near
Become involved in
Relax in
(of a crow) move randomly
Pass
Gather to give support
Succeed easily
Barely succeed
Leave a road
รง There are a few phrasal verbs consisting of a ver followed by a word which may function either as an adverb or a preposition, where the verb may have an object. In the following examples the objects are underlined.
Example:
- We passed the candies around.
- We passed the candies around the class.
NOTE: In each of these examples, the verb passed of the phrasal verb to pass around has the object candies. In the first example, the word around function as an adverb, while in the second example, the word around function as a preposition with the object class.
The following are examples of phrasal verbs consisting of a verb followed by a word which may function either as an adverb or as a preposition, where the verb may have an object.

Phrasal Verb
Meaning
Cross off
Pass around
Show around
Tide over
Warn off
Put a line through
Distribute
Conduct on a tour
Provide for temporarily
Warn to leave

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