Phrasal verbs (like look up and find out) present many challenges to non-native English speakers. In this article, we'll review those challenges, offer some tips to help you handle them, and share activities and resources for helping you improve your mastery of these verbs.
Challenge #1: They're Hard to Recognize
Phrasal verbs can be hard to recognize since they are composed of two or more components, a main verb + one or more particles.
break down = break (main verb) + down (particle)