A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a verb with both an adverb and a preposition. A phrasal verb has a meaning which is different from the original verb.

When the object of the following phrasal verbs is a pronoun, the two parts of the phrasal verb must be separated.

Phrasal Verb—Do over Meaning: Repeat a job Sentence; Do this homework over.

Phrasal verbs are a part of a large group of verbs called “multi-part” or "multi-word” verbs. The preposition or adverb that follows the verb is sometimes called a particle. Phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs are an important part of the English language.

However, they are mainly used in spoken English and informal texts. They should be avoided in academic writing where it is preferable to use a formal verb such as “to postpone” rather than “to put off”.

For Example: I will look into the matter as soon as possible.

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