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Are phrasal verbs mostly used in spoken English or written English ?
Your guidance is highly appreciated.
Last edited by kl004535; 26-Jan-2010 at 05:39.
You can use in both spoken and written English. A speaker can use the same often if he/she has a store of a list of such verbs in memory. The most important thing is that you should understand as many phrasal verbs as possible and be able to use them. Native speakers use them all the time.
You know what they are. They're verbs followed by what is sometimes called a 'particle'. This 'particle' is either a preposition or an adverb, or possibly one of each. There are a number of ways of learning and remembering phrasal verbs:
you can learn different meanings according to the main verb, for instance look up, look up to, look down, look down on, look into, etc.
you can learn different meanings according to the preposition or adverb, for instance let down, turn down, sit down, put down, write down, etc.
For this you can take the help of a good dictionay or a website providing a list of common phrasal verbs. Here is a site for reference: Phrasal Verbs List