Phrasal verbs

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In your grammarly handbook's intro to Phrasal verbs, you say "Phrasal Verb and Idioms....

It’s like cooking: combine flour and water, stick it in the oven for a bit, and you have bread. If you combine a verb and an adverb, and stick it somewhere in a sentence, you have a phrasal verb. However, baking the dough in a gas oven will (...)"

 

Why do you say a verb is combined with an adverb? Is the particle not a preposition of place or direction?

edited Jun 12 '11 at 11:23 Gabedude Contributor

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Gabe, 

 

You're correct.  A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition that changes entirely the normal meaning of the verb.

 

For example:

 

'to get' -- to receive

 

Phrasal verbs --

 

'to get by' -- to survive

 

'to get on' (with someone) -- to agree with each other; to be friendly with one another

 

'to get up' -- to wake up; to stand up

 

'to get down' -- to dance enthusiastically

 

THANK YOU for pointing out this oversight to us!  I will get that fixed ASAP!

 

Thankfully, 

 

Kimberly Joki

 

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link comment answered Jun 16 '11 at 13:14 Kimberly Expert

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