Phrasal Verb Friday | Phrasal Verbs VS Verb + Prepositions

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The past few Fridays have been spent reviewing a variety of phrasal verbs and how to learn them, but what exactly is a phrasal verb? What is the difference between phrasal verbs and verb + preposition combinations? Yes, did you know that second or sometimes third part of a phrasal verb is actually not a preposition?  Where do the objects go? Do all phrasal verbs even have objects?

If any of these questions left you scratching your head (confused), then have no fear! You are about to find out everything you need to know when learning phrasal verbs.

First things first, what exactly is a phrasal verb?
A phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase, a group of words that “acts” (functions) like a verb. These must be learned as a singular unit, like vocabulary, because of its structure:
main verb + particle 
How do phrasal verbs differ from verb…

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