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Phrasal Verbs Part 1

  Phrasal verbs are phrases that contain a verb and another part of speech. The second or third word can either be an adverb or a preposition. The phrasal verb is composed of two or more words but it functions as one verb. Let’s take a look at the following examples. Of course, there are a lot of phrasal verbs, but first, I will discuss the most common phrasal verbs. Break down Meaning 1: The engine/machine stopped working. I was late for work this morning. My car broke down in the middle of the road.   Meaning 2: to cry almost uncontrollably She broke down when she heard the news that her hamster had died. Drive off - to be inside a car and leave She was so angry. She got into her car, slammed the door, and drove off . Get by - to manage, to survive I don’t have much money now, but I can get by until the next salary day. Get on - to get inside/go inside a bus, a plane, or a train Look! There are many passengers on the train. It’s impossible to get on . Le

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