Inseparable Phrasal Verbs
Inseparable phrasal verbs can be transitive (i.e. they can take a direct object), but they can’t have the direct object in the middle of the phrasal verb. Most of the time, this makes life a little easier for the new English writer as there aren’t as many variables or meanings to consider.
There’s no way to tell if a phrasal verb is inseparable. If you’re unsure, look it up in the dictionary and find some examples.
If you focus your education solely on one area, you’ll have nothing to fall back on if you change your mind.
How long until Granny can get off of the medication?
Humans can’t do without clean water and a variety of food.
Did you ever hear of something quite so strange?
Each child should have at least one older child they can look up to.
Have a good trip home, and take care of yourself.
It doesn’t matter how many times Claire runs for Class President, she’ll never get in.
What does i.e. stand for? It stands for id est, or that is.