When we′re learning and a phrasal verb comes into action!
Phrasal verbs (also called multi-word verbs) are idiomatic expressions, combining verbs and prepositions to make new verbs whose meaning is often not obvious from the dictionary definitions of the individual words. They are widely used in both written and spoken English, and new ones are formed all the time as they are a flexible way of creating new terms.
These structures are very difficult to learn since they′re really changing the meaning of an single word. We use English as ESL (English as Second Language) we need to pay more attention to them.
I found an article written by Kenneth Beare in ThoughtCo.com that we′ll give us a better understanding:
"Getting students to come to terms with phrasal verbs is a constant challenge. The fact of the matter is that phrasal verbs are just rather difficult to learn. Learning phrasal verbs out of the dictionary can help, but students really need to read and hear phrasal verbs in context for them to be able to truly understand the correct usage of phrasal verbs."
We all need a strategy, since it′s very frustrating that a person using phrasal verbs (native speakers) don′teven think we′re not used to those complicated structures, So, it′s time my dear Bitcoinmais fellows, let′s get to know some strategies.
Let′s start with the introductory list of problem areas for phrasal verbs from above. For each phrasal verb you learn.
Ask yourself these four questions:
- Which other phrasal verbs do I know that begin with this main verb?
- What is the literal meaning of this phrasal verb, the figurative meaning, and the idiomatic meaning? - Not all phrasal verbs have multiple meanings, but many do!
- Is this phrasal verb separable or inseparable?
- Can I write (or speak) a few example sentences with this phrasal verb?
Please take your time and have a look at it!