#GrammarTrivia: phrasal verb

‘Phrasal verb’ merupakan gabungan dari verb dan preposition atau adverb yang bila digabungkan memiliki arti baru. Contoh:

  1. put off = menunda
  2. run into = bertemu
  3. give up = menyerah

Beberapa ‘phrasal verb’ bersifat intransitive (tidak dapat diikuti objek) dan lainnya bersifat transitive (dapat diikuti objek).

Contoh ‘phrasal verb’ intransitive: show up, watch out, work out, wake up, stand up.

  • “He suddenly showed up.”

Contoh ‘phrasal verb’ transitive: run into, look up, clean up, cut off, fill in.

  • “I ran into an old friend yesterday.”

‘Phrasal verb’ transitive dibedakan lagi menjadi 2, yaitu bersifat separable dan nonseparable pada penggunaannya.

Contoh ‘phrasal verb’ transitive bersifat nonseparable: run into.

  • “I ran into an old friend yesterday.”

Contoh ‘phrasal verb’ transitive bersifat separable: hand in.

  • “I handed my paper in yesterday.”

Compiled by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on September 15, 2011

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