Phrasal verbs open up a whole new world of possibilities for speaking English. They are phrases that give verbs completely different meanings. They are also used incredibly often in everyday conversation, which makes them important to know.

For example, with phrasal verbs, when your kitten comes across (finds) your paper cranes and makes one fall down (drop), you can either shout “Cut it out!” to make him stop, or you can give in and let your kitten play with the paper crafts.

See how useful they are? You probably already know the verbs “come,” “fall,” “cut” and “give,” but the four bold phrasal verbs above might be new.

So come on, let’s learn some phrasal verbs.

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