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Monday, 20 October 2014

Phrasal verbs with a verb + preposition (With Example)

Phrasal verbs with a verb + preposition
Some phrasal verbs consist of a verb followed by a proposition. However, in the case of a phrasal verb, the verb followed by the preposition forms an expression with an idiomatic meaning. For example, the phrasal verb to come across is an idiomatic expression with the meaning to find. Similarly, the phrasal verb to frown on is an idiomatic expression with the meaning to disapprove of.
Example:
- We came across an old diary while we were cleaning out the attic.
- The workers frown on the practice of smoking in the office.
NOTE: It should be noted that some phrasal verbs consisting of a verb followed by a preposition can be used in the passive voice.
Example:
- The practice of smoking in the office was frowned on by the workers.
- The children were looked after by their aunt.
ç The following are some examples of phrasal verbs which consist of a verb followed by a preposition and each phrasal verb has its meaning.
Phrasal Verb
Meaning
abide by
account for
ask for
bank on
bear with
border on
break into
build on
burst into
call for
call on
come across
come upon
confide in
count on
cut across
dawn on
deal in
deal with
decide on
dispense with
dispose of
dwell on
enlarge on
enter into
expand on
frown on
get at
get into
get over
get through
go against
go over
go through
go with
grow on
guard against
hinge on
inquire into
keep to
laugh at
launch into
leaf through
live on
look after
look into
look through
part with
pick on
prey on
provide for
reason with
reckon on
rise above
run across
run into
run over
see through
send for
settle for
side with
sit through
stand by
stand for
stick to
stumble across
survive on
take after
tamper with
touch on
verge on
wade through
watch over
adhere to
explain
request
depend on
be patient with
be near, be next to
enter by force
develop from
suddenly enter
demand
ask, order
find accidentally
discover
share a secret
depend on
use a short route
realize
stock, sell
handle successfully
settle on
proceed without
get rid of
emphasize
say more about
begin, commence
say more about
disapprove of
reach
become involved with
recover from
survive, finish
oppose
review
examine in detail
look good with
become more attractive to
take precautions
depend on
investigate
adhere to
mock, make fun of
start
turn the pages
survive using
take care of
investigate
examine quickly
give up reluctantly
be unkind to
hunt and eat; disturb
prepare for
try to persuade
calculate
be superior to
find accidentally
meet accidentally
injured by a vehicle
not be deceived by
ask to be sent
reluctantly accept
support in a dispute
sit and endure
support
represent
adhere to
find accidentally
survive using
resemble an ancestor
interfere with
mention
approach
slowly peruse
guard
1) The position of an object of the preposition
The object of preposition usually follows the preposition, whether the object is a noun or a pronoun. In the following examples, the objects are underlined.
Example:
- We have launched into a new project. or
- We have launched into a new it.
NOTE: In these examples, the noun project and the pronoun it are the objects of the preposition into of the phrasal verb to launch into. Both the noun object and pronoun object follow the preposition.
2) The position of an adverb of manner modifying the verb
If a verb is followed by a preposition, an adverb of manner may be placed between the verb and the preposition. In the following examples, the adverbs of manner are underlined.
Example:
- They reasoned patiently with the little girl.
- I leafed quickly through the book.
NOTE: In the first example, the adverb of manner patiently is placed between the verb reasoned and the preposition with of the phrasal verb to reason with. In the second example, the adverb of manner quickly is placed between the verb leafed and the preposition through of the phrasal verb to leaf through.
3) Stress in spoken English
When a verb followed by a preposition occurs at the end of a clause, it is usually the verb which is stressed in spoken English. In the following examples, the words which are stressed are printed in boldtype.
Example:
- No one likes to be laughed at.
- I need someone to confide in.
NOTE: In the first example, the verb laughed followed by the preposition at occurs at the end of a clause and the verb laughed is stressed. In the second example, the verb confide followed by the preposition in occurs at the end of a clause, and the verb confide is stressed.
ç It should be noted that, when used in a phrasal verb at the end of a clause, the prepositions after, into, and over are often pronounced with somewhat greater emphasis than the verb. In this case, both the verb and the preposition are stressed.
Example:
- The twins are easy to look after.
- The building would be difficult to break into.
- You’ll never guess whom I ran into.
- I heard that someone was run over.
ç The prepositions above, across, and through are also occasionally emphasized in this way.
Example: The research papers were difficult to wade through.
4) Expressions in which the verb has an object
In the case of some phrasal verbs consisting of a verb followed by a preposition, the verb and the prepositions may each have an object. In the following examples, the objects are underlined.
Example:
- I can make nothing of the situation.
- We talked my sister into agreeing.
NOTE: In the first example, the verb make of the phrasal verb to make of has the object nothing, and the preposition of has the object situation. In the second example, the verb talked of the phrasal verb to talk into has the object sister, and the prepositioninto has the object agreeing.
ç The following examples of the phrasal verbs consisting of a verb followed by a preposition, where the verb may have an object and each phrasal verb has its meaning.

Phrasal Verb
Meaning
drag into
draw into
drum into
frighten into
hold against
lay before
let into
make of
read into
set against
set on
talk into
trust upon
write into
involve unwillingly
involve gradually
teach by repetition
control by fear
blame for
present to
allow to share
understand
find other meanings
make antagonistic
order to attack
persuade
force upon
add to in writing

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Types ofverb (With example)

Transitive verbs 

 Finite verb

Non-finite verb

Linking verbs

REGULAR VERBS

IRREGULAR VERBS 

Causative verbs 

Stative verbs and dynamic verbs

OVERALLSPECIAL VERBS

Phrasal verbs

VERB +TO-INFINITIVE OR BARE INFINITIVE

VERB +TO-INFINITIVE OR GERUND

VERB +OBJECT + TO-INFINITIVE OR GERUND

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VERBS + TWOOBJECTS ( With Example)

MOOD (With Example)

Phrasal verbswith a verb + preposition

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PHRASALVERBS WITH A VERB + AN ADVERB OR A PREPOSITION

PHRASALVERBS WITH A VERB +AN ADVERB + A PREPOSITION

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