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English.Web Phrasal Verbs

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Why must I learn Phrasal Verbs?

To help you understand normal spoken English.
English speakers frequently use these Phrasal Verbs when they speak, but not when they write (especially business writing).  

What is a Phrasal Verb?

A Phrasal Verb is a normal verb - for example:
to come        to look        to turn
PLUS one (or two) extra words - for example:
in         out        up
The combination "come in", "look out", "turn up" sometimes has a logical meaning: "come in" = "come" + "in" but often the meaning is completely different. 


Don't worry!

There are hundreds and hundreds of these verbs, but only about 200 which are not logical AND frequently used.

English.Web software has a unique list of these frequently used Phrasal Verbs and you can learn quickly the important general, business and telephone verbs.

How do I begin?

The first objective is to understand the Phrasal Verbs when you hear them; the second objective is to use them yourself (this makes your English more natural).

There are 6 Groups: 1, 2, 3, and 4 teach General Verbs; 5 teaches Business Verbs and 6 teaches Telephone Verbs.

The Practice Page for each group has LEARN and TEST.  Use LEARN to see the   verbs in the group you want one after the other.  You will see an example, an explanation, and - if you want - a translation (French, German, Italian and Spanish only).

It is difficult to translate these verbs well, and difficult to find other English words that mean exactly the same.  It is best to think about and repeat the example to have a feeling for the meaning.

When you are ready you can use TEST.  You see the example without the verb, the explanation, a dash-map (the verb with some letters not there - for example Phr_a_l V__bs) and the translation. Press ANSWER to see the answer. Remember: pay attention to the example sentence, and when you begin to use the verbs make your first sentences very close to the example you see here.  Good Luck!                Choose a Group to Learn and Test

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