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Verbs and their prepositions

VERBS PREPOSITIONS VERBS WITH PREPOSITIONS Sometimes a verb is attached to other words that assist it; word groups consisting of a verb and its helpers are called "verb phrases". VERB PHRASE GENERATOR AGREE WITH LOOK FORWARD TO CONCENTRATE ON These verbs require their helper prepositions - "with", "to", and "on" – and can't be used without them. These verbs also need a direct object EXAMPLE: CHILDREN LOOK FORWARD TO BIRTHDAYS. A type of verb phrase that may not have a literal meaning. PHRASAL VERB Phrasal verbs in English tend to be idioms and are often avoided in formal writing. COMMON PHRASAL VERBS WORK OUT TURN DOWN BREAK DOWN exercise, to be successful, refuse or deny, to ready a bed for sleeping (very old use) become upset, cease to function, separate into sections make calculations USE UP BRING UP TURN UP consume all of something, out of energy and tired conversational topic, rear a child, vomit raise appear unexpectedly, increase (volume, etc.), find Follow Us on Twitter All rights reserved © 2011 Grammar.net Grammarnet

Verbs and their prepositions

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Sometimes a verb is attached to other words that assist it; word groups consisting of a verb and its helpers are called "verb phrases."

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