sexta-feira, maio 15, 2009

REGRAS SOBRE MULTI-WORD VERBS ( quando separar e não separar)

6 some rules for when you can and can´t separate a multi-word verb

. You can't separate: verb + adverb (intransitive): He fell over. The plane took off.
. You can separate: verb + adverb (transitive): Cross out the word. Cross the word out. Cross it out.
. You can't separate: verb + preposition: I'm looking for my bag.
. You can't separate: verb + adverb + preposition. I get on with my neighbors.

These rules are useful for your reference, but would probably confuse students. The best advice you can give them is learn any phrasal verb with examples, which make it clear whether or not they can be separated.

For your reference (not for your students!)
These particles can only be prepositions:

after, against, at, for, from, into, like, to, with, without.
These particles can only be adverbs:
away, back, forward, out.
These particles can only be both adverbs or prepositions:
about, across, along, around, before, behind, by down, in, off, on, over, round, through, under, up.

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