A phrasal verb is a special combination of words that consists of a verb with an adverb or preposition after it. When these words come together, they create a new meaning that may be different from the individual meanings of the words.
Phrasal verbs are an important part of English communication and mastering them will help you sound more natural and fluent in your conversations.
Here are a few examples of common phrasal verbs:
- "Turn on" means to activate or start something.
- "Look after" means to take care of someone or something.
- "Give up" means to stop trying or surrender.
- "Bring up" means to mention a subject or start to talk about it.
Learning phrasal verbs is essential because they are commonly used in spoken and written English. To improve your understanding of phrasal verbs, you can study them in context, practice using them in sentences, and gradually build your knowledge of different phrasal verbs over time.