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Up, Up, and Away: Phrasal Verbs Ending in "Up"

Phrasal verbs combine a verb with a preposition or an adverb, and they tend to confuse English language learners. This week's worksheet helps students to make sense of them.

As an example of how confusing phrasal verbs can be, many end in the preposition up but have absolutely nothing to do with the direction up. Cleaning up does not involve throwing things into the air, and catching up does not involve catching a fly ball. Don't try to make literal sense of these phrasal verbs; just look them up in the Visual Thesaurus to discover their meanings. Click here to find this week's worksheet on phrasal verbs ending in up.

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