Tuesday, March 3, 2009

English Grammar Point - Separable or Inseparable Phrasal Verb Tip

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Phrasal Verb Tip:

If you are not sure whether a phrasal verb is separable or inseparable, ALWAYS use a noun or nouns phrase and DO NOT separate. In this manner, you will always be correct!

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Separable Phrasal Verbs: bring up, take off

  • John and Mary brought up their children to respect others.
  • Liz took off her jacket before she began the lesson.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs: look for, set off

  • Sara was looking for her books when Juani arrived.
  • The Johnson family set off for a wonderful holiday in Bora Bora.
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