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App Review: VerbBusters Irregular Verbs
Can you go the distance?, by Abigail White
What is a phrasal verb?
It's the combination of a verb + a preposition resulting in a new verb. The new unit is different from the two separate words.
The preposition changes the original verb in a logical way to mean something different. In give up, up suggests something is finished so give up smoking means the same as stop smoking.
Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken and written English so we need them to understand and speak natural English. If you're in a hurry to learn just a few verbs, take a look at our phrasal verb list.