Phrasal Verbs

A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a verb with both an adverb and a preposition, any of which are part of the syntax of the sentence, and so are a complete semantic unit. Sentences, however, may contain direct and indirect objects in addition to the phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are particularly frequent in the English language. A phrasal verb often has a meaning which is different from the original verb.


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He spoke so quickly I couldn't __________ his address before he hung up.
Mom wondered where I'd been, and I _______ a story about being at Grandma's
The student handed in a poem and the professor promised to ______ it _______ .
The twins seem to ________ each other just fine.
She was getting very heavy, but he just __________ eating.
I don't know how she managed, but he __________ a million dollars in less than year.
Students knew the paper was due on Monday, but they ___________ their study session until it was too late.
The audience became upset when the pianist ________ the third movement of the sonata.
Merriem does ________ his father, doesn't he?
I don't know how those thieves think they can _________ a robbery in broad daylight like that.

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