Results tagged “phrasal verbs”
We currently have a list of nearly two thousand phrasal verbs. The distribution of particles/adverbs/prepositions is, however, dominated by a very small number: the top six account for well over a half of the total. After that, the next few account for most of the rest of the list, and it tails off very quickly; phrasal verbs are dominated by a very small number of particles.
We have just updated the Phrasal Verb section of the site and it now automatically creates quizzes based on the definitions of the verbs. One of the types of quizzes uses the particles and, therefore, generates a list. We have over 1,400 phasal verbs, which is a fairly representative sample, and it is clear that a small number of particles dominate: up, out, on, off, in and down account for about 65% of the total. Here's the full particle list:
We have reached the end of another year and have the following:
33 tests with 652 questions
190 public quizzes + 74 for members
280 glossary entries
Site forum: Threads: 9,396, Posts: 50,249, Members: 3,652
It will be interesting to see where we are a year from now.