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Verbs & Phrasal Verbs

Verbs & Phrasal Verbs

Verbs and phrasal verbs are those part of a sentence which cannot be ignored. Including this section of the grammar, we make the sentence more meaningful. Verbs and Phrasal verbs play a very important role in the making of any sentence. These are even called as a helping word in a sentence."/

 

Now it is the time to look what Verbs and Phrasal Verbs are?

Definition of Verbs and Phrasal Verbs

Verbs are those words of the sentences which describes the action of that moment. In more precise form it describes the activity of the current situation in the most efficient way so that it could be understood by the person. "/

While we talk about Phrasal Verbs, it is those part of a sentence which is formed using two part of grammar that is adverb or preposition with verbs. It has totally a different aspect in comparison to verbs. These types of verbs act more than a word in a sentence. They are basically phrased in a sentence.

Most of the people got confused with verbs and phrasal verbs but they are different in nature and there need in the sentences is also different.

Example of Verbs in a sentence

  • I can hear
  • She recognized
  • Do you believe her?
  • Call me whenever you get free.
  • Let’s run.

Example of Phrasal Verbs in a sentence

  • Stand up and listen to her.
  • Please take off your shoes.
  • It’s time to get up and get ready for class.
  • Her car broke down two miles away from the city.
  • He left out some work for me.

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Different types of Verbs

There are two types of verbs which are used in a sentence.

  1. Transitive Verbs

These are those types of verbs which are associated with the object. Basically, these types of verb tell about the activity corresponding to the object in the sentence.

Example

  • She finished her homework on time.
  • Rahul was drinking
  • Maya was cutting
  • Vishal was driving his car.
  • Ananya is plucking
  1. Intransitive Verbs

These are those types of verbs which don't have any association with the objects directly. These types of verbs in a sentence don't need any object for illustration of its meaning.

Example:

  • Karan will sleep till midnight.
  • Varun scolded.
  • He ran.
  • We celebrated.

Different types of Phrasal Verbs

  1. Intransitive Phrasal verbs, there is no association of the object with the phrasal verb in the sentence.

Example:

  • She was driving too
  1. Transitive Phrasal verbs whose object come after the particle in the sentence.

Example:

  • Varun came after
  1. Phrasal verbs with two objects in the sentence.

Example:

  • She put her success down for good planning.
  1. Transitive Phrasal verbs whose verbs come in two positions in the sentence.

Example:

  • I think she will put on her jacket OR I think she will put her jacket on.
  1. Transitive Phrasal Verbs whose objects come between the particle and the verb in the sentence.

Example:

  • It is a very high-quality product which will keep their rivals apart from the company.

 

Recap

  1. Verbs are those set of words which are used to describe any action in the sentence.
  2. Phrasal verbs are those set of verbs which are the combination of verbs with adverbs or preposition in the sentence.
  • These both verbs are generally associated with the sentence with the correspondence of activity in it.

 

Quiz for Verbs & Phrasal Verbs

Q.1

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Bear with

a) answer for
b) to show patience
c) discover a secret
d) explode

Q.2

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Cast down

a) obey
b) meet by chance
c) dejected
d) suspend

Q.3

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Catch up with

a) recall
b) continue
c) lose control
d) over take

Q.4

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Cast off

a) remove
b) open by force
c) appeal
d) happen

Q.5

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Die out

a) retire in the midst of doing something
b) make up for deficiency
c) become out of use or existence
d) ask to come for help

Q.6

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Get ahead

a) go forward
b) retreat
c) distribute
d) buy

Q.7

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Get along

a) collapse under pressure
b) succeed
c) dressed
d) be friendly

Q.8

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Get over

a) to enter a contest
b) come over
c) fail
d) be believed

Q.9

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Hold up

a) stop
b) escape
c) humiliate
d) delay

Q.10

Choose the option having meaning closest to the given phrasal verb.

Look for

a) search for a lost thing
b) source of income
c) convert
d) regard

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