Intransitive Phrasal Verbs

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Intransitive Phrasal Verbs :

TYPE – 1 : Intransitive Phrasal Verb

These phrasal verbs are intransitive. They do not take an object.


The car broke down
How did this come about?

TYPE – 2 : Transitive Phrasal Verb

These phrasal verbs are transitive. They take an object. If the object is a noun, it can go after or before the adverb.



Put on your shoes.
Put your shoes on.

If the object is a pronoun, it must come before the adverb.

Put them on.
Not…Put on them.

Further examples :

She turned off the tap.
She turned the tap off.

She turned it off.
Not….She turned off it.

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