Phrasal Verbs: Definition & Examples

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Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain _____.

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1. When a verb is added to a preposition or adverb, it becomes a phrasal verb. This phrasal verb takes on a different meaning from the main verb. When this happens, we call the word _____.

2. Identify the phrasal verb in the following sentence: 'Are Stan and Lisa getting together again before Christmas?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Phrasal verbs are a common part of natural speaking and writing. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of their grammatical structure as well as your recognition of a common phrasal verb.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The term used for phrasal verbs that take on a different meaning from the main verb
  • How phrasal verbs affect speech
  • Transitive phrasal verbs
  • Identifying a phrasal verb in an example sentence
  • What the verb in a phrasal verb contains

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the grammatical structure of a phrasal verb and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about phrasal verbs to identify the phrasal verb in a sentence
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phrasal verb lesson in order to recognize how their use changes speech and/or writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this unique part of speech, check out the corresponding lesson titled Phrasal Verbs: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define a phrasal verb
  • Understand the idiomatic function of a phrasal verb
  • Identify separable and inseparable phrasal verb
  • Differentiate between transitive and intransitive verbs
  • Learn how phrasal verbs make speaking and writing sound more natural
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