Study the information about phrasal verbs. Some important moments and examples.
We use the verbs with the following words:
In, out, on, off, up, down, away, back, round, through, about, along, over, forward, by
1. We use on, off, out with verbs of movement.
get on, drive off, come back, turn round
2. But on, off, out can give a special meaning to the verb.
Break down = stopped working
Look out = be careful
Take off = go into the air
Get on = how do you do?
Get by = manage
Look out! There’s a car coming.
3. A phrasal verb is followed by a preposition.
Run away from
Keep up with
Look up at
Look forward to
We looked up at the plane as it flew above us.
4. A phrasal verb can have an object.
I turned on the light.
I turned the light on.
But if the object is a pronoun, use only one position.
I turned it on.
Don’t wake up the baby.
Raymond Murphy. English Grammar in Use- Cambridge: CUP, 379p.