English | 2015 | ASIN : B00WH7I2TA | 326 pages | PDF, AZW3, EPUB, MOBI | 4.1 MB
It’s a well known fact that English is an extremely idiomatic language. In order to improve proficiency, it is necessary to become familiar with how the language really is used.
This convenient guide to more than 850 Phrasal Verbs, also includes over 200 business idioms and phrasal verbs, which can be found in the final section along with exercises on the most commonly used phrasal verbs.
ABOUT PHRASAL VERBS
Phrasal verbs can be rather daunting for non natives of the English language. A mistake in using the wrong particle or the wrong word order can completely change the intended meaning. This can lead to misunderstandings which can be either horrific or hilarious.
Students of the English language are not expected to be able to remember every phrasal verb – they are too numerous – but they should be familiar with the most common ones as well as being able to recognise their meanings in context.
Phrasal verbs play an important role in the English language. There is no getting away from them. Every time natives speak they use them. Take a look at the ones below. Did you know that the following two sentences have different meanings?
Peter hung up after a few minutes = he ended the telephone call.
Peter hung up on me after a few minutes = he ended the call by interrupting the conversation abruptly, angrily and rudely. How about this one? I saw through him and I saw him through. I saw through him = I understood his deception, whereas I saw him through = I gave him my support during a difficult period of his life. Now look at these two examples:
I’ve gone off cheese = I no longer like cheese. The cheese has gone off = the cheese is not fresh anymore.