English Phrasal Verbs with Two Particles (1)

English phrasal verbsEnglish comprises thousands of phrasal verbs, each of them having from one to twenty meanings. They consist of a verb plus one, two or even three particles. Those verbs are extremely important for English learners because they are widespread in everyday life. In addition, it is impossible to guess the meaning of such a verb from its parts, so phrasal verbs should be studied as part of vocabulary.

Here is the first article with important English phrasal verbs with two particles.

to feel up to – to feel capable to do something

I don’t feel up to doing gymnastics tonight.

to get on with – to have a good relationship

We get on well with our neigbours.

to come forward with – to give ideas or information

A student came forward with suggestions how to improve English classes.

to watch out for – to be careful because of a danger

Watch out for rip currents!

to fix up with – to arrange for someone to have

I’ll fix him up with a part-time job.

to pull out of – to decide not to continue

The investors pulled out of the deal.

to move on to – to change to a different subject

Now, lets move on to the next topic.

to catch up with – to get to the same level

Julia was at hospital and missed two weeks of school. When she came back, she had to catch up with the rest of class.

to add up to – to result in a total of

The company anniversary party added up to over ten thousand dollars.

to take out on – to make someone suffer because a person is angry

When our boss is upset, he takes it out on us.

To learn more phrasal verbs, use the textbook Phrasal Verb Organiser by John Flower.