Different Meanings of 'Out' in Phrasal Verbs


source: Oxford Online English     2015年3月23日
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There are hundreds of English phrasal verbs with the preposition 'out'. Sometimes, different verbs with 'out' can have similar meanings. In this lesson, you can learn about what 'out' means in phrasal verbs, and see how to use some common verbs with the preposition 'out'.
Some common meanings of 'out' in English phrasal verbs are:
1) Not at home, not at work ('go out to buy some bread')
2) Not to have any more of something ('run out of money')
3) Make something visible to others ('put food out on the table')
4) Not burning or lit ('the fire went out because the wood was wet')
5) To many people or places at one time ('the teacher gave out the exam papers')
6) Not included socially ('she feels a bit left out because no one's talking to her')

In this lesson, you can learn more about the way that these different meanings of the preposition 'out' are used in English phrasal verbs. You'll see that there's often a connection between different verbs with 'out'. For example, the phrasal verbs 'hand out', 'give out' and 'send out' all have the idea of 'to many people at one time'.
If you understand the meaning of prepositions in phrasal verbs, and how they are used, it will be much easier to learn and remember English phrasal verbs.
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