Phrasal Verbs

Most of the students seem to ask the same question. “Do we need to learn phrasal verb?”. In terms of speaking, you don’t need them to express yourself. However, as the native speakers use them quite a lot in their daily conversation, you need to be familiar with them. Because of this importance, I have come up with a list of common phrasal verbs with Urdu Meaning. After learning them you will be able to understand a native speaker in a lecture, move, animated move etc. the best way of leaning phrasal verb is in the contest, in dialogues, please don’t waste your time memorizing phrasal verb from a list. I have added the playlist of ten videos at the bottom of this page so that you can understand much better. You don’t need to do anything. Just sit and watch. Each video will automatically start after ending the playing video.

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Formation of Phrasal Verbs

A phrasal verb is a verb that consists of two parts. The first part is always a short verb, like ‘give’, ‘go’, ‘come’, ‘get’ etc. and the second part is a preposition, like ‘in’, ‘on’, ‘up’, ‘down’ etc.

For example: –

  • Get + away = get away
  • Come+ across = come across

Note:– Each phrasal verb usually has a non-phrasal synonym.

For example:-

Give up = quit

‘You can give up smoking’ or ‘You can quit smoking’.

Rules of Phrasal Verbs

Before getting started, you must know some rules of phrasal verbs. If you don’t learn and understand them, you will get confused while learning them. So learn them with great attention.

 

Rule – 1

Some phrasal verbs have more than one meaning: –

For example:

  • Turn up = increase volume (please turn up the radio).
  • Turn up = appear, arrive (he hasn’t turned up yet).
  • Take up = begin a new activity (I took up hours riding).
  • Take up = accept an offer or invitation (she took up the job offer).
  • Turn down = reduce volume (please turn down the radio).
  • Turn down = refuse, reject (she turned down our invitation).

 

Rule – 2

Most phrasal verbs that take an object. It can be separated by the object;

For example: –

  • You should give up this job.
  • You should give this job up.
  • Let’s pick up the boxes.
  • Let’s pick the boxes up.

If you replace the object with a pronoun, you must put the pronoun between the two parts;

For Example: –

  • Should I give up this job – yes, you should give it up (NOT – give up it).
  • Shall we pick up the children? – yes, let’s pick them up. (NOT – pick up them).

 

Rule – 3

There are a few phrasal verbs that cannot be separated by the object;

For example: –

  • I came across the book by chance. Not I came the book across by chance.
  • I came across it by chance. Not I came it across by chance.

And of course, there is nothing to worry about when the verb is intransitive (don’t take an object)

For example: –

  • My TV has broken down.
  • I stayed up all night.

 

Rule – 4

A few phrasal verbs tale a second preposition;

For Example: –

  • I am behind on my emails. I must catch up with them.
  • We want to compensate for this mistake. How can we make up for it?
  • This noise is intolerable. I cannot put up with it.