the differences between Phrasal Verb and Verbal Phrase

ANN   Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:49 am GMT
What is the difference between Phrasal Verb and Verbal Phrase?
Could you please explain it and give some examples?

1.look up 2.turn off 3.look into 4.look forward to 5.take care of
In the Phrases mentioned above ,which are Phrasal Verbs?

Usually,we say:"look up the new words";"turn off the light",may i say"look the new words up"and"turn the light off"?
Sarah   Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:28 pm GMT
From MSN Encarta Dictionary:

VERB PHRASE (plural verb phras·es) noun.


verb and objects: a grammatical construction that includes a verb and any direct and indirect objects and modifiers linked to it, but excludes the subject of the verb

My example: the capitalized words are the verb phrase: he GAVE HER A GIFT.

PHRASAL VERB (plural phras·al verbs), noun.


verb combined with another word: a verb followed by an adverb, a preposition, or both, used with an idiomatic meaning that is often quite different from the literal meaning of the individual words. Examples include "put up with," meaning "tolerate," and "stand for," meaning "represent."

Yes, you can usually change the sequence of the words, as in "turn the light off", etc.
ANN   Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:45 pm GMT
Sopheak   Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:34 am GMT
Could you tell me the meaning of adjectival and norminative conjuction? How to use them? Please, Give me example.
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