A phrasal verb is a verb with one or two prepositions or adverbs or one preposition and one adverb. When put together they often have a meaning completely different from the verb.

English Phrasal Verb – Shoot down

Phrasal Verb shoot down Definition to shoot something or someone and cause it/him/her to fall Examples “Shot down in a blaze of glory“, Jon Bon Jovi, Blaze of Glory The helicopter was shot down over enemy territory. Verb and preposition separated? Can be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British /International International Regular / Irregular Shoot is an irregular […]

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English Phrasal Verb – Add up

Phrasal Verb add up  Definition to make sense  Examples His explanation doesn’t add up. He can’t have been there alone. It all adds up now. He was having an affair. This new law doesn’t add up. It won’t help anyone. Verb and preposition separated? Can’t be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British/ International International Regular / Irregular Add is a regular verb.

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English Phrasal Verb – Act up

 Phrasal Verb act up  Definition to behave badly  Examples The teacher was really frustrated as the children had been acting up all morning. The computer’s acting up. I can’t get it to work properly. If you don’t stop acting up I’ll send you to bed. Verb and preposition separated? Can’t be separated Normal or Informal Normal American / British/ International International Regular / Irregular Act is […]

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