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Recommended English Phrasal Verbs Books

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We recommend the following English Phrasal Verbs Books:

1. Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs, Paperback: 395 pages Publisher: Cambridge University Press;

An invaluable new reference book for learners who need to master this notoriously difficult aspect of the English language. Based on evidence from the Cambridge International Corpus, this book provides clear and simple explanations of over 4,500 phrasal verbs current in British, American and Australian English today. It uses a carefully controlled defining vocabulary, making all explanations easy to understand. It contains thousands of example sentences, showing phrasal verbs in context and gives clear information on grammar and collocation without using complicated codes. In addition, it gives students guidance on the most useful phrasal verbs to learn and includes exercises enabling students to practise phrasal verbs. It also contains theme panels presenting phrasal verbs in topic groups (e.g. relationships: chat up, ask out, settle down, split up).

2. The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book by Carl W. Hart, Paperback: 410 pages, Publisher: Barron's Educational Series;
Written primarily for ESL and EFL students preparing to take language exams in English, this book presents 400 common phrasal verbs and the ways in which they are used in everyday American English. Phrasal verbs are word groups that include a verb combined with a preposition or an adverb. They are used not only as verbs but as nouns, such as comedown, breakup, or showoff. They might also be used as adjectives, such as spaced-out, burned-out, broken-down, and many others. This volume places phrasal verbs within the context of sentences, and presents hundreds of examples and exercises.

3. Really Learn 100 Phrasal Verbs by Dilys Parkinson, Paperback: 116 pages, Publisher: Oxford University Press;
Mastery phrasal verbs in English is one of the main factors that denotes a true, colloquial speaker of English. They are generally difficult for foreigners to learn, and especially difficult to learn well. "Really learn 100 phrasal verbs" is a great, working introduction to this obstacle to more natural conversational speech. This book is generally described as a self-instructional tool for intermediate-advanced students.

4. Practical Idioms: Using Phrasal Verbs in Everyday Contexts by Louis A. Berman, Laurette Kirstein, Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill;
This text uses a proven, field-tested method for effectively learning over 1,000 useful verb phrases providing examples of colloquial usage and exercises that promote critical thinking.

5. Basic Phrasal Verbs by Richard A. Spears, Paperback: 288 pages, Publisher: McGraw-Hill;
This dictionary features more than 2,500 definitions and examples of phrasal verbs, two-word verbs, prepositional verbs, and verbal collocations. Each entry includes abundant examples to enhance comprehension.