How to conjugate Phrasal Verbs?
It’s time for a new English lesson on phrasal verbs! This time, we’re going over the conjugation of phrasal verbs.
By now, you already know that a phrasal verb consists of a verb which is followed by one or more prepositions, and that they all are treated as a single verb and have one meaning. There are two types of phrasal verbs: inseparable phrasal verbs and separable phrasal verbs.
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Inseparable phrasal verbs
Inseparable phrasal verbs are the ones that always behave as a single word, which means that the preposition cannot be separated from the verb when the verb has a direct object.
For example: run into
My sister ran into her ex-boyfriend this morning.
You cannot write or say: My sister ran her ex-boyfriend into this morning.
Separable phrasal verbs
Separable phrasal verbs are phrasal verbs in which the preposition can be separated from the verb when the verb has a direct object. Bear in mind that separable phrasal verbs are always separated when the direct object is a pronoun.
Let me look this word up in a dictionary.
Let me look it up in a dictionary.
It useful to bear in mind this distinction between phrasal verbs when you form English sentences. It’s always a plus when you know that you can and should separate the verb from the preposition.