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Phrasal Verb and Prepositional Verbs

Phrasal verb is a type of verb that operates more like a phrase than a word such as go up, as in 'the balloon went up' put off as in 'don't put it off any longer'.

Such composites are derived primarily from verbs of movement and action (go, put, take) and adverbial particles of direction and location (up, off, down) the base verbs are mainly mono-syllabic and may underlie a range of phrasal verbs.


For example, in phrases such as get in, get out, get off, get away and get back, the combinations are used both literally and figuratively, and are often idioms or elements in idioms.



To get away with the murder,

To get back at some one, etc.


A prepositional verb is a preposition and its compliment together.
For example, in the house, near the end and so on. Such a unit, functions in different ways in a sentence. It can follow a noun in a noun phrase as 'the man in white suit'. It can also follow particular verbs and adjectives.



Come and look at my paintings.

Are you fond of animals.

Or as an adverbial, 'Put that thing on the floor'.


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