English Teacher Article Phrasal Verb Particles

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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:

Up

260

Through

28

Out

204

By

21

On

136

Of

20

Off

135

About

20

In

111

At

15

Down

100

Apart

7

For

57

Across

6

To

47

After

6

Over

45

Against

6

Into

44

From

6

With

40

Onto

6

Back

39

Upon

6

Away

38

As

5

Around

33

Round

5

NB Where the phrasal verb takes two particles (look forward to), only the last one is included.

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What's the diference with preposition and particle?

How can differentiate preposition and particle when it locates between a verb and a noun?

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