Today we talk about phrasal verbs, which are simple enough when you understand what is going on. There are a few things you need to be careful of and then it’s just a matter of learning some everyday English phrases to help with your English conversation fluency.

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Summary: Phrasal Verb Word Order

At the end of the main lesson article on the website in the PS section you will find some helpful tips.

Take a verb like ‘look’, simple enough, it’s what we do with our eyes. However, if we add another word (or words) to this verb for example we add the word ‘after’ to our verb ‘look’ it makes a new short phrasal verb ‘look after’ which means something different, it means ‘to care for something’.

There are several variations to this pattern, but basically you’re taking a basic verb and by adding some words you are changing its meaning. But from a speaking and conversational point of view you need to watch out (<-spot the phrasal verb?) when your phrasal verb contains an object.

It’s all explained in the lesson so jump in and start listening.

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