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Phrasal verbs (2)

Sometimes there’s an object after the phrasal verb.


Example:

Put on your coat.

(phrasal verb = put on)

(object = your coat)

 

Put on:


  • Put on your jacket. (or you can say Put your jacket on)

  • Put your gloves

  • Here’s your hat. Put it

  • I put on a vest underneath my jumper.

 

Take off:


  • Take off your shoes. (or you can say Take your shoes off)

  • Take your socks off if you’re feeling too hot.

  • I always take my gloves off when I enter the house.

  • You can’t wear dirty socks on the cream carpet. Take them.

 

More examples of phrasal verbs + object:

 

It was dark so I turned the lamp on.
Turn the charger off if you’re not using it.
I switched on the lights because it was too dark.
There’s nothing on television. Turn it off.
Pick up all the toys.
You’ve dropped your pen. Do you want me to pick it up for you?
My keys have fallen. Pick them up.
Put down your phone when I’m speaking to you.
I put my book down because mum told me to.
If you’re going to borrow my book, you better give it back the way you found it.
Put that back. It’s not yours.
Take me back to Thailand.
I put it back where I found it.
My programme is on. Turn the TV on.
I switched on the washing machine.
I have Emma’s dress. I have to give it back to her.

 

 

Phrasal verbs (2) Exercises..


 

  1. Use the words given to create sentences with a phrasal verb + object.

 

  • (turned/on/light) _______________________________________________________________________________

  • (took/off/shoes) _______________________________________________________________________________

  • (put/down/bag) ________________________________________________________________________________

  • (pick/up/magazine) ________________________________________________________________________________

  • (put/on/glasses) ________________________________________________________________________________

  • (turned/off/tap) ________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. Use the phrasal verbs to create sentences where there’s an object after the phrasal verb.

 

Phrasal verb

 

Put on

Take off

Turn on

Turn off

Switch on

Switch off

Pick up

Put down

Bring back

Take back

Give back

Put back

 

 

Challenge: In the following sentence, circle the phrasal verb and underline the object.

 

  • It was dark so I turned the lamp on.

  • Pick up all the toys.

  • My keys have fallen. Pick them up.

  • I put my book down because mum told me to.

  • I put it back where I found it.

  • I switched on the washing machine.

  • I have Emma’s dress. I have to give it back to her.

 

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