Definition an idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, as in break down, or a preposition, for example see to, or a combination of both, such as look down on.
So many; so difficult to learn to use correctly for ESL students of all ages.
Phrasal Verbs with A (partial List)
Let’s get to work with ten of the more common ones
|1.||account for||Give a reason or an explanation.||“I hope you can account for all the money you spent!”|
|2.||act on||Take action as a result of something.||“The police decided to act on the anonymous call they received.”|
|3.||act out||Demonstrate something with gestures and actions.||“The children decided to act out the scene in the classroom.”|
|4.||add up||Make sense; seem reasonable.||“She explained what happened but the details she gave just don’t add up.”|
|5.||agree with||Have the same opinion as some else.||“I agree with you. I think she deserves the award too.”|
|6.||aim at||Direct towards a target.||“The teacher told the students to aim at the target|
|7.||amount to||Be equivalent to.||“The total repair work will amount to 1200€.|
|8.||answer for||Be held responsible for something.||“Normally parents have to answer for their children’s actions.”|
|9.||answer to||Be responsible to/be controlled by (someone)||“Who do you answer to in your job?”|
|10.||apply for||Make a formal request for something (job, permit, loan, etc.)||“When he saw the advertisement, he decided to apply for the job.”|