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Difference in Meaning between Verbs and Group Verbs
Ask to come
Move towards a place where the speaker or the writer is
Prepare, create or construct
Formation of Group Verbs Rules
The Group Verbs are formed from the combination of verbs and adverbs or prepositions or both as shown below:
Verb + Adverb
Verb + Preposition
Verb + Preposition + Adverb
Bring out – Bring + out
Look after – Look + after
Loo down upon – Look + down + upon
Come in – Come + in
Bring on – Bring + on
Set out for – Set + out + for
Sit down – Sit down
Laugh at – Laugh + at
Come up with – Come + up + with
Set in – Set + in
Carry on – Carry + on
Do away with – Do + away + with
Call out – Call + out
Call at – Call + at
Fall back on – Fall + back + on
Go up – Go + up
Put on – Put + on
Go along with – Go + along + with
Placing Adverbs with Phrasal Verbs Rules
The Group Verbs are Intransitive Verbs, the adverb is placed either between the verb and the particle or after the particle:
Example: The dog ran away fast. – The dog ran fast away.
In case of Transitive /separable Phrasal Verbs, if the object is a noun, it may be placed after the verb or between verb and the adverb.
Example: Mohammad Kaif picked up the ball. – Mohammad Kaif picked the ball up.
But when the object is a pronoun, it is placed between the verb and adverb.
Debobrata shot it (the bird) down.
He bought it (the letter) back.
Note: Separable verbs are those that have an item inserted between the verb and the particle.
List of Common Phrasal Verbs
Over-exercise acts upon one’s health.
On behalf of
He acted for me while I was ill.
I acted on my brother’s advice.
Act in obedience to
She acted under the orders of the Chairman.
Act up to
Act according to
He always act up to my advice.
Do anything against
We should do anything against his opinion.
He asked for a holiday.
He bore away the first prize.
He bore down all resistance.
Carry with proud
He bore off the prize.
He has no bearing on the present case.
Your reports bear out his story.
I can not bear with such conduct.
The engine blows off carbon dioxide.
Blow out the fire.
Destroy by explosion
The soldiers blew up the bridge.
The thief broke away from the jail.
Suffer physical weakening
His health broke down through overwork.
Force their way in
The robbers broke in at night.
Enter by breaking
Last night a thief broke into our house.
He broke off at the middle of the speech.
Cholera has broken out in the town.
The meeting broke up at 5 p.m.
He has broken with me.
His ruin was brought about by his own folly.
This will bring down the prices of things.
This tree brings forth good fruit.
My business brings in good income.
Placing matter for discussion
The subject was brought forward for discussion in the meeting.
He has brought out a new book.
Overeating brings on dyspepsia.
Restoration of health
He was very ill but proper medicine and good nursing brought him through.
The boy fainted but was soon brought to.
He was brought up by his aunt.
He burst into tears to see her dead son.
She burst out laughing.
I shall call at your house soon.
Pay a short visit
Mr. Roy will call by me tomorrow.
The strike was called off.
I called for his explanation.
His heroism called forth the admiration of all.
Please call in a doctor.
Visit a person
I shall call on you tomorrow.
Call for mission
The troops were called out to restore order.
I cannot call up his name.
He was called upon to explain his conduct.
He carries about a pistol wherever he goes.
He carried off all the prizes.
I shall carry on the work in your absence.
Let us carry out his order.
He was carried away by the current.
He carried the bill through the council.
He is casting about for an opportunity.
He cast away his old shirt.
As he is my friend, I shall not cast him out.
Take the opportunity
A drowning man catches at a straw.
Come up with
India is trying to catch up with the advanced countries.
How did it come about?
I came across him on the way.
The truth is very difficult to come at.
Come along, otherwise you’ll miss the train.
Jobs are very difficult to come by.
The rent of houses have come down.
He comes of a rich family.
The ceremony comes off tomorrow.
The secret came out.
He came round very soon.
His monthly salary has come to a high figure.
Meet by chance
I came upon my friend at the hotel.
Come up to
Is not equal to
Your essay does not come up to expectation.
Do not cry down anything without considering the pros and cons of it.
They are crying for a master plan for the prevention of flood.
He cried out for help.
Cut down the tree with an axe.
Cut down your expenses.
He lives in England, cut off from his relations.
To take part suddenly
He cut in in the middle of our talk.
Do away with
We should do away with our bad habits.
Serve the purpose of
The cloth will do for a flag.
Put into order
He had to do up many rooms everyday.
He has to do with all sorts of people.
I cannot do without the help of my assistant.
Carry on business
He deals in book.
He deals with me very well.
My attention was drawn away by the noise.
You should not draw back from your promise.
The Pujas are drawing on.
Draw out the aching tooth.
I drew to the boy from the first day.
I drew up a petition.
False friends fall off in misfortune.
The roof fell in.
Draw In with
I cannot fall in with your views.
The scheme fell through for want of funds.
He was driven away from the village.
His face fell at news.
Happen to come among
He fell among the thieves.
Fall back upon
Have recourse to
Having lost his job he feel back upon agriculture.
Fall in with
I cannot fall in with his views.
Not a word fell from his lips.
The quality of goods has fallen off.
The robbers fell on the passerby.
Do not fall out with your friend.
All his plans fell through.
Fill in, up
Fill in (up) the blanks.
Find out the mistakes.
How are you getting along/on without any help?
The prisoner got away from the prison.
We could not get at the truth.
A rumour got about that he was ill.
What time did the train get in?
He got into a carriage.
The boys got off the car.
How is he getting on now?
Get out of this room.
He got over the difficulties.
Try to get through the work quickly.
Get up at five.
He got down from the car.
He has given away his all in charity.
He ultimately gave in.
He gave over the charge to me.
Give up this bad habit.
This flower gives off/forth a sweet smell.
He will never give out the truth.
The dog went after the hare.
I am too weak to go about.
I don’t like to go against your wish.
Is known by
He goes by a false name here.
The party went off well.
Go on with your work.
The sun has gone down.
Go in for
I shall go in for the law.
Please go over the accounts.
The lamp went out suddenly.
I have gone through your book.
The cost of living has gone up.
I go with you in this matter.
Place someone or something at the custody of some other
The thief was handed over to the police.
Why do you hang about the examination hall?
I do not like to hang on others for my bread.
He hung down his head with shame.
Hang up the picture here.
The debate has been hung over.
Don’t hold back anything from me.
Hold in your temper.
You should hold off from such agitation.
East Bengal held on 1-0 lead till the end.
Davy held out his hand to Faraday.
The debate has been held over.
The whole family held together for a long time.
Do you still hold to your plan?
All traffic was held up for an hour.
Keep away/off from bad boys.
I never kept back anything from you.
Continue to agree
I cannot keep in with you any longer.
He failed to keep down his anger.
He kept on ringing the bell.
Remain aloof from
You must keep from such friends.
I was kept out of business.
Keep to your business. Keep to the right.
I shall keep up the prestige of my family.
Keep up with
Keep pace with
Try to keep up with the class.
Lay aside something for old age.
store up for future use
Lay by something for old age.
No such rules are laid down in the book.
The garden is well laid out.
confined to bed
I am laid up with fever.
He laid out his all in business.
He laid his hand on my shoulder.
He laid the floor with a carpet.
Lay up with
Be confined to bed
He was laid up with pneumonia.
The potatoes were laid in for the off-season.
The workers were laid off for three months.
He laid the facts before the committee.
He will look after my boy.
Look down upon
Don’t look down upon the poor.
Look for the letter in the box.
Look forward to
We look forward to his visit.
pay a short visit
I shall look in when I pass by his house.
I shall look into the matter.
I look upon you as my best friend.
on the watch for
The eagle is looking out for prey.
Please look over this application.
I have looked through the book.
I look to you for help.
Please look me up on your way to the office.
The dog made after the hare.
The man made off with my bag.
This table is made of teak wood.
I cannot make out what you say.
He made over charge to me.
We made up our quarrel.
He passed away at night.
He passed by my faults.
He passed for a rich man there.
The rain has passed off gradually.
Let us pass on to another subject.
My claim was passed over.
We decided to pull down the old building.
entered the platform
The train pulled in on time.
The children pulled off the cover of the pocket.
work in harmony
They are pulling together nicely.
He was pulled up for his bad behaviour.
Put down your name on this paper.
I have put in my claim.
Don’t put off your work.
He put out his hand.
Put up a fence round the garden.
Put on your clothes.
They all ran after the thief.
The dog ran at the hare.
My servant ran away with my watch.
He looks much run down.
The thief saw me and ran off.
The garrison did not surrender until provisions ran out.
The water of the river ran over its banks.
glanced over hastily
I ran through the book in an hour.
To bid goodbye
I went to the station to see of my friend.
I have seen through his plan.
Please send for a doctor.
Recommended for competition
Three candidates have been sent up for the competition.
Set about your task immediately.
He set aside / apart some money for me.
The rain set in.
He set off for Mumbai.
He has set out for England.
He set up a school there.
He sat for IIT JAM.
Continue to sit
His mother sat up the whole night.
The letter “X” stands for ten.
I stood off from the quarrel.
The chief stood by the king.
I shall stand to my promise.
They stood against their common enemy.
Let this matter stand over till the next meeting.
His work stand out from others.
The child takes after its father.
I cannot take back my word.
Take down the notes.
I took him for a doctor.
I cannot take in the meaning of the passage.
Take off your coat.
Take out the aching tooth.
He will take over charge tomorrow.
habituated himself to
He has taken to gambling.
He took upon himself the burden of the family.
He took the man by his neck.
Tale off your shirt.
They are talking over the matter.
He told of his plan in details.
Over eating may tell on(upon) your health.
The sight pained me and I turned away.
Don’t turn back a beggar from your door.
He turned down my proposal.
went to bed
I turned in early last night.
Turn on the switch.
The boy was turned out for misconduct.
He did not turn up in time.
We should not turn aside from the path of virtue.
They soon turned against us.
Turn the sentence into English.
Turn off the switch before leaving the room.
I advised him to turn to the study of medicine.
Be engage in
The carpenter is working at the chair.
They worked on till sunset.
Work out this sum.
Antony worked up the feeling of Roman mob by his speech.
Worked Out Examples on Phrasal Verbs
Replace the bold faced words in the following sentences with appropriate group verbs given within boxes below, changing their forms where necessary.
(a) (i) My servant escaped with all my money.
(ii) You must solve this problem.
(iii) The proposal failed as nobody supported it.
(iv) Please invite a doctor, I am sick.
(v) Do not always chase after money. List – run after, fall through, call in, work out, run away.
(b) (i) Please examine this paper.
(ii) Extinguish the lamp, please.
(iii) Remove the cover immediately.
(iv) You should not reject this offer.
(v) You must wear this beautiful dress tonight. List – put off, put on, take out, turn down, look over.
(c) (i) You must obey the order.
(ii) The enemy retreated on the face of constant shelling.
(iii) A prisoner escaped from the police custody yesterday.
(iv) I do not know how it happened.
(v) The meeting was postponed as it was raining. List come about, fell back, got away, called off, carry out.
(d) I shall continue the work till I finish it.
(ii) This child has none to take care of him.
(iii) You must write whatever you have to say.
(iv) The monsoon will start within a fortnight.
(v) All the rules have been written in this book. List – put down, look after, set in, lay down, carry on.
(e) (i) I shall visit you tomorrow morning.
(ii) Please pass on this paper to Runu.
(iii) I met him accidentally today.
(iv) Prices of everything have increased.
(v) Try to minimise your expenses. List – hand on, gone up, keep down, come across, call on.
(a) (i) ran away, (ii) work out, (iii) fell through, (iv) call in, (v) run after.
(b) (i) look over, (ii) put off, (iii) take out, (iv) turn down, (v) put on.
(c) (i) carry out, (ii) fell back, (iii) got away, (iv) came about, (v) called off.
(d) (i) carry on, (ii) look after, (iii) put down, (iv) set in, (v) laid down.
(e) (i) call on, (ii) hand on, (iii) came across (iv) gone up, (v) keep down.