FengShui Wind and Water Do you think that the furniture and colors in your house affect you?
PHRASAL VERBS TWO-WORD VERBS: MAIN VERB + a PARTICLE come back Figure out (understand) call in (contact) look into (research) pick up (1. improve; 2. get) put up (erect; build)
Important facts about phrasal verbs: • Phrasal verbs are common in everyday English • Like other verbs, they often have multiple meanings
TRANSITIVE PHRASAL VERBS: • These phrasal verbs take object nouns. • Most transitive phrasal verbs are separable: • Noun objects can go: after the particle (verb + particle + object) or They tore down the entrance. between the verb and particle (verb + object + particle) They tore the entrance down EXCEPTION: If the direct object is a pronoun, it must go between the verb and particle: The student didn’t know a word, so he looked it up in the dictionary. Note: In a long sentence, a phrasal verb is usually not separated.
INTRANSITIVE PHRASAL VER: BS • DO NOT TAKE AN OBJECT • ALWAYS INSEPARAB LE (NOT SEPARABLE): Examples: Catch on (become popular): I wonder if baseball will catch on in China. get ahead (make progress):The harder you work, the more you will get ahead in life. Show up (appear): Her friends showed up late for the party. Sit down (take a seat): When you enter the classroom, please sit down.