I need your help with phrasal verbs. I have some problems. I study the phrasals the teacher gives me with their meanings, but when the test comes sometimes I don't realise to put the 'correct' phrasal in the 'correct' gap. understand what I mean? sometimes the context changes and I don't realise to put the correct phrasal verb although I studied it. I am 18 and it's my first year at collage and study lot's of phrasal verbs now is a mess for me.
-get around=become known. Can i say? 'the news/the problem got around in 1998.'
- could you tell me the differences between 'hold against' and 'turn against'?
- take sth apart= dismantle. I know it can be an engine but what else??
thank you very much
It's a common problem- there are thousands of phrasal verbs and it takes time to get used to them and to acquire a sense for them. Reading widely will help as you will see them in context.
-get around=become known. Can i say? 'the news/the problem got around in 1998.' Yes
- could you tell me the differences between 'hold against' and 'turn against'? If I hold something against someone, I am angry about a specific issue- something bad they have done to me and which I haven't forgiven. If I turn adgainst someone, I attack them and am hostile to them. I can hold something against someone without turning against them because I could only be upset on that one issue.
- take sth apart= dismantle. I know it can be an engine but what else?? You can take apart anything mechanical, but also if you destroy someone's argument, you can take their argument apart.