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20 Day English - Day 5: Advanced phrasal verbs grammar quiz

20 Day English - Day 5: Advanced phrasal verbs grammar quiz

We are at the end of the first week of the SGI 20 Day English Challenge!

I hope you have completed all the other quick quizzes every day to give a nice boost to your English language skills.

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You won't believe this story: palm sth off - phrasal verb

You won't believe this story: palm sth off - phrasal verb

This story below has to be the Facebook status update of the day, perhaps even the best one of the year.

But for now, we can definitely say that this is excellent English reading practice for today. :)

The whole story is funny, but you might need to know this phrasal verb to fully understand

PHRASAL VERB OF THE DAY: to palm sb off with sth

Definition/meaning: to palm somebody off with something:

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English grammar: Phrasal Verb of the day 2

English grammar: Phrasal Verb of the day 2

Phrasal verbs are normally used in spoken English and texts written in an informal style.

Phrasal verbs are made up by joining a verb and a particle together.

The particle is usually a small word like a preposition or an adverb.

This 'small word' can completely change the meaning of the phrasal verb.

 

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English grammar: Phrasal Verb of the day 1

English grammar: Phrasal Verb of the day 1

What is a phrasal verb in English grammar?

The most simple explanation is...

A 2 part verb, which has a main verb and then a small word added on. These 2 words together give the 'phrasal verb' a new meaning.

 

Common Examples: switch off, come in, sit down, go out

 

Phrasal verbs can also have 2 extra parts, so that you have 3 words together to make a new verb/meaning

 

3 part phrasal verb examples: look forward to, live up to, come up with

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Past Simple Irregular verbs English Test

Past Simple Irregular verbs English Test

An online English test to check Past SImple Irregular Verbs Grammar knowledge. Beginners to pre-intermediate revise preterite irregular verbs. Free & no sign-up required.

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Phrasal Verbs - Put (with English test)

Phrasal Verbs - Put (with English test)

Phrasal verbs containing the verb 'put' with lots of different prepositions. Definitions and a multiple-choice test with immediate answers.

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Phrasal Verbs English test

Phrasal Verbs English test

A multiple choice English test to check your phrasal verbs knowledge. Get your results and all the correct answers as soon as you finish the test.

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Get: Get phrasal Verbs test

Get: Get phrasal Verbs test

Multiple-choice test to help improve your phrasal verbs that include the word 'get'. Get has so many uses in English that it's very important to practise and get used to it.

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Money Phrases: Money money money

Money Phrases: Money money money

This text is about the super rich and what they spend their money on. Several phrases about money are highlighted and explained below.

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Phrasal Verbs: Showing off the Olympic opening ceremony

Phrasal Verbs: Showing off the Olympic opening ceremony

Thousands of phrasal verbs in English can be difficult to understand. But sometimes you can guess their meaning from the context of the sentence. Learning and using phrasal verbs can really make the difference between sounding like a good English speaker and a VERY good user of English. Used correctly, phrasal verbs can get you high marks in Academic English exams, like IELTS, for instance.

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