Phrasal Verbs List & Flashcards

Phrasal Verbs List & Flashcards
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Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'As soon as I boot up the computer, I'll send you the file.'

Separable
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'My boss blew up at me for no reason at all!'

blew up
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The athlete blacked out shortly after finishing the marathon.'

blacked out
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The teacher advised against cheating on the test.'

advised against
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I clam up every time I try to talk to the pretty girl.'

clam up
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'He backed down when he heard there would be an investigation into his actions.'

backed down
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I count on you to be honest with me.'

count on
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'East High School kicked off Homecoming Weekend with a parade.'

kicked off
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The mad scientist backed away in horror.'

backed away
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'We abide by the law of the land.'

abide by
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'We back up our photos on a cloud drive.'

back up
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I threw away my keys by mistake!'

threw away
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The boy showed off his brand new bike.'

showed off
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I will pay you back as soon as I get my paycheck.'

pay back
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Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'Don't bring up the test around James.'

bring up
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Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb that cannot be followed by a direct object.
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Inseparable Verb Phrase
A phrasal verb whose components may not be separated without impacting the meaning of the sentence.
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Separable Verb Phrase
A phrasal verb whose components may be separated without impacting the meaning of the sentence.
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Phrasal Verb
A multi-verb phrase that consists of a verb, and a preposition or an adverb. May be transitive or intransitive.
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Idiom
A figure of speech that often means something other than the literal meaning of the phrase.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Phrasal verbs are multi-verb phrases that consist of a verb and a preposition or an adverb. Wake up, fall off, and hold on are all examples of phrasal verbs. These flashcards review three types of phrasal verbs: separable phrasal verbs, inseparable phrasal verbs and intransitive phrasal verbs.

Give these flashcards a try for some practice identifying phrasal verbs.

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Idiom
A figure of speech that often means something other than the literal meaning of the phrase.
Phrasal Verb
A multi-verb phrase that consists of a verb, and a preposition or an adverb. May be transitive or intransitive.
Separable Verb Phrase
A phrasal verb whose components may be separated without impacting the meaning of the sentence.
Inseparable Verb Phrase
A phrasal verb whose components may not be separated without impacting the meaning of the sentence.
Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb that cannot be followed by a direct object.

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'Don't bring up the test around James.'

bring up

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I will pay you back as soon as I get my paycheck.'

pay back

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The boy showed off his brand new bike.'

showed off

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I threw away my keys by mistake!'

threw away

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'We back up our photos on a cloud drive.'

back up

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'We abide by the law of the land.'

abide by

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The mad scientist backed away in horror.'

backed away

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'East High School kicked off Homecoming Weekend with a parade.'

kicked off

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I count on you to be honest with me.'

count on

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'He backed down when he heard there would be an investigation into his actions.'

backed down

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'I clam up every time I try to talk to the pretty girl.'

clam up

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The teacher advised against cheating on the test.'

advised against

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The athlete blacked out shortly after finishing the marathon.'

blacked out

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'My boss blew up at me for no reason at all!'

blew up

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'As soon as I boot up the computer, I'll send you the file.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'I will call her back after work today.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'Can you pick me up tomorrow?'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'He wiped off the treadmill at the gym after using it.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The students figured out the answer together.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'Let's make up a story.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The editor pointed out the error in the manuscript.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'My grandfather turned up the radio so he could hear better.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'She cut out the picture from the magazine.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The disgruntled groom called off the wedding.'

Separable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'I agree with Carol's stance on the issue.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'He takes after his father.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'We will go over the answers after the test.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The police officer looked into the noise complaint.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The candidate brushed up on her presentation skills before the speech.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The old man looked back on his childhood days on the farm.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'He dropped out of the school play when he lost his voice.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'After a long debate, we settled on a vacation spot for next summer.'

Inseparable

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The commotion died down, and we were able to assess the situation.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'She dressed up for the awards banquet.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'If this falls through , we won't have any other options.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The coach came across as a really grumpy guy.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'There was a knock at the door, and my father got up to answer it.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'My friends and I hung out this weekend.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'My brother dropped in unannounced.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'My car broke down on the side of the road.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The lecturer carried on for another fifteen minutes.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'We got together last weekend to celebrate Ann's birthday.'

Intransitive

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

'The team ironed out the details of the project.'

Separable

Identify the phrasal verb in this sentence:

'The student checked with his advisor before dropping the class.'

checked with

Determine whether the following phrasal verb is separable, inseparable or intransitive:

In order to buy the house, we applied for a loan.'

Inseparable

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