Phrasal Verbs in English

phrasal verbs general introduction

Phrasal verbs are a combination of a verb and a particle or two. The particles are either prepositions or adverbs. There are loads of phrasal verbs in English, but don’t worry! You don’t need to learn them all at once. Instead, you can learn them here, six at a time. Also, phrasal verbs change in the exact same way as normal verbs, so there isn’t any extra grammar that you need to know.

Let’s look at an example:

Instead of saying you admire your grandmother, you can say that you look up to her.

I look up to my grandmother.
Daniela looks up to her grandmother.
We looked up to our grandmother when we were children.

Select a phrasal verb to learn:

Phrasal verbs with Come

Phrasal verbs with Get

Phrasal verbs with Go

Phrasal verbs with Play

Phrasal verbs with Stand

Phrasal verbs with Turn

Phrasal Verbs with Run


Clothing – Common phrasal verbs for clothing. (Beginner +)

Crime – Common phrasal verbs for crime (Low Intermediate +)

Food – A Healthy Diet – Common phrasal verbs for healthy eating

Select an advanced level activity with mixed phrasal verbs:

Phrasal verbs board game – Think of phrasal verbs and use them in sentences.

Survival Bannock – Add the correct phrasal verbs to complete the recipe. – Advanced

How many phrasal verbs can you make? – Advanced

Phrasal Verbs – Complete the business letter – Advanced

Phrasal Verbs – At Least it Looked Great on Facebook! – Gap fill game – Advanced