Questão 25 do Concurso Prefeitura Municipal de São Bento do Sul - Professor de Anos Finais - Inglês - Não habilitado (2021)

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The Prepositional Verbs

In English, many verbs are followed by prepositions and adverbs. In some cases these combinations are called ‘phrasal verbs’, while in other cases they are prepositional verbs. What’s the difference? Read on to find out more.

A prepositional verb is a verb that is followed by a preposition. The meaning of these two words together is usually very similar to the original meaning of the verb.

While the meaning of a phrasal verb is often different to the original meaning of the main verb, the meaning of a prepositional verb is usually the same as the main verb. Phrasal verbs also use adverbs as well as prepositions, whereas prepositional verbs do not.


Adaptado de: MILNE, Mary. 2019. Disponível em: https://www.wallstreetenglish.com/blog/prepositionalverbs/#:~:text=While%20the%20meaning%20of%20a,w hereas%20prepositional%20verbs%20do%20not.&text= Prepositional%20verbs%20cannot%20be%20separated . Acesso em 29 mar. 2021.



According to the text, mark the alternative which contains an example of PREPOSITIONAL VERB.

  • A To work out.
  • B To look after.
  • C To worry about.
  • D To propose.