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I think video is very effective to study phrasal verbs. Just I knew one of the these meanings before the video.However, I know other meanings,thanks for the video.

Zeckk

thanks alex for this amazing lesson. god bless you

yousef2343

Thank you there is a lot to learn

MamadoumDiallo

You’re sharp!

Hermanicus

Thanks, Alex.
And for you all who’s learning, keep on keeping what you love you will find that someday soon enough.

BU HAMDY

amazing, thank you so much

Rania86

Incredible!!

FernandoJav17

I got 9/10, thank Alex, my knowledge took off when I learn English with you on Engvid.com, you teach me many thing new and useful for conversation everyday

nguyen van long

Hi Alex,

thank you for the nice lesson.

I would like to ask you a question about the sentence :

Take the picture off the wall.

Which word is here the object of the verb :
THE PICTURE or THE WALL ?

I am not sure, but could it be possible, that this sentence is just with the normal verb TAKE and a normal preposition OFF and not the phrasal verb TAKE OFF ? Or could we say : Take off the picture the wall ?

Thank you,

Adriana

adrijana

Hi Adriana,
I’m not Alex but I believe I can help you. However I can be wrong. English is not my mother language.
1.The object is “The picture”
Take off(what?) -> the picture
2.You missed the word “from”
We can say “Take off the picture from the wall” unless I’m mistaken.
Btw. Take off the picture the wall? It doesn’t sound normal. I think I’ve never heard it before. In any video,movie,page etc.
But I do like people who ask questions.

All the best!

Ps. If I’m wrong somebody correct me.

marcin95

    Hi Marcin,

    thank you for your answer.

    But, you are writing, that we can say :

    Take off the picture from the wall.

    Than there is a big question, as the phrasal verb TAKE OFF is separable, if we can logically say this sentence ?

    Take the picture off from the wall.

    A.

    adrijana

      I think
      “Take the picture from the wall”
      is correct. But more common would be to use word “off” instead of “from”.
      Both are correct.

      marcin95

        I guess, Marcin, you haven´t read my question above properly. :-)

        I have been asking, in case, that there is the phrasal verb TAKE STH OFF, whether the following expression would be OK :

        TAKE THE PICTURE OFF (the phrasal verb with its object) FROM THE WALL.

        adrijana

          I don’t want to be misleading.
          It’ll be better if we wait for Alex answer or at least sb who is well versed with phrasal verbs.

          marcin95

    Hi Marcin,

    I have just additionally looked the simple verb TAKE up in the dictionary, and there is this meanning under entry 3 :

    https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/take

    It looks like that the verb Take something off something is just a normal verb TAKE with the preposition OFF.

    A.

    adrijana

      I looked into this and the sentence “TAKE THE PICTURE OFF FROM THE WALL” is incorrect. There can be only one preposition unless I’m mistaken.
      I found this sentence:
      “Oops – I forgot to take the price label off your present”
      We can rewrite it as:
      “Oops – I forgot to remove the price label from your present”

      marcin95

        I think, in the expression :

        TAKE THE PICTURE OFF FROM THE WALL is OFF a particle of the phrasal verb and FROM is a preposition.

        And even Alex has said or written more expression that has have the same structure :

        She took OFF AFTER dinner.
        My flight takes OFF IN one hour.
        He took a week OFF FROM the work.

        A.

        adrijana

          Look,
          in each of your examples “take off” is intransitive when in this sentence “Take the picture…..” is transitive.
          Here is the rule that should you to understand.
          When take off is transitive it means to remove something (that something is an object). When take off doesn’t have an object after it, it is intransitive and can mean to leave the ground.

          I hope now, you got it ;)

          marcin95

Useful lesson, thanks.

Roberto

I got 9/10, thank Alex, my knowledge took off when I learn English with you on Engvid.com, and also with the others teachers

Fatimaenglish2021

Excellent content and explanation. Thanks.

Marcel Volcou

Excellente leçon, commme d’habitude. Merci Alex.

beernaard

I really took this lesson off.

auredson

Thanks a lot Alex!!!

knopfler86

Nice lesson, cool teacher ⚡⚡⚡

jekolfant

10/10😁

DIP ch

Thank you Mr. Alex

Aml Mounier

Thank you

pavanut2

You take this lesson off, so I could understand.

Ipung92

10/10 !
Thank you very much !
My knowledge of English is really taking off.

happy.student99

Alex,

thanks a lot!!

Marsius

Thank you Alex! You’re amazing!

TG-Oliver

thanks A lot

mar.sadat@11

Thanks a lot so now I know more than just take off a jacket

sipho

thanks a lot, I learned to use “take-off” after watching this video.

Elisson Saldanha

Good Lesson! 10/10! Thanks!!!

ilayddk

Thanks a lot

Arjur Rahman

Really useful. Thanks by it.

Mary-Kv

It was a good video
10 of 10

MartinCastro

Azaming and get a lot of knowledge from this video…

Adnan Shehzad

Hi Alex!
Thanks!

wulises

Thanks Alex. Your explanation is perfect Wish you will be my teacher. I can benefit lots of grammer secrets from you.

Mikayilzade

Amazing class, I´m taking off!! :D

Esteffi

Thanks Alex!

CORREIAJR

Thank you Alex ! I enjoyed this video a lot .

summer2020

Hello teacher Alex!

Thanks for your interesting lesson. I’m happy because my English is taking off with you.

Teresita5072

yeeay thank you Alex !0/10 ^^

Dia97

I’ve got 100. Thank you Alex 👌😊

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