Prepositional Verb

Pengertian Prepositional Verb

Prepositional verb adalah suatu verb (kata kerja) hasil kombinasi antara verb dan preposition (kata depan). Kata kerja ini bermakna idiom, sehingga mungkin sulit ditebak dari kata-kata penyusunnya.

prepositional verb = verb + preposition

Kata kerja ini selalu transitive (diikuti direct object) dimana objek tersebut ditempatkan setelah preposition.

Lihat juga:

Contoh Kalimat Prepositional Verb

Meaning Contoh Kalimat Prepositional Verb
believe in (percaya pada) I learned to believe in myself.
(Saya belajar untuk percaya pada diri sendiri)
break into (interrupt (mengganggu)) No one can break into their
relationship.
(Tak seorangpun dapat menggangu hubungan mereka.)
care about (peduli tentang) She doesn’t really care about her reputation.
(Dia tidak terlalu peduli terhadap reputasinya.)
care for (peduli kepada) You should care for your pet.
(Kamu seharusnya peduli kepada binatang peliharaanmu.)
decide on (choose (memilih (berdasarkan pertimbangan))) How do you decide on multiple job offers?
(Bagaimana kamu memilih banyak tawaran kerja?)
get over (recover from (pulih dari)) He has got over the divorce.
(Dia telah pulih dari perceraian.)
look after (take care of (merawat)) I will look after your garden when you are in abroad.
(Saya akan merawat tamanmu ketika kamu di luar negeri.)
look at (examine (memeriksa)) The dentist will not only look at your teeth, but also ask about your medical history.
(Dokter gigi tidak hanya akan memeriksa  gigimu tapi juga menanyakan riwayat pengobatanmu.)
look into (investigate (menyelidiki)) The sheriff has looked into the murder case.
(Sheriff tsb telah menyelidiki kasus pembunuhan tsb.)
look up (search (mencari)) You can look up the meaning of the words in my dictionary.
(Kamu dapat mencari makna kata-kata tersebut di kamus saya.)
stare at (notice (memperhatikan)) She hung the mirror on her wall and stepped back to stare at her reflection in it.
(Dia menggantung cermin dan mundur untuk menatap bayangannya.)
talk about (discuss (membicarakan)) We just talked about whether we would come to the interview or not.
(Kami baru saja membicarakan tentang akan datang ke wawancara tersebut atau tidak.)

Prepositional Verb, Adverb, dan Pronoun

Verb dan preposition mungkin diselangi oleh adverb (kata keterangan); dan preposition mungkin berada di depan relative pronoun pada relative clause atau di depan interrogative pronoun pada wh- question.

Struktur Contoh Kalimat Prepositional Verb
verb +/- adverb +/- preposition  Let’s talk seriously about our plans.
(Mari bicara serius tentang rencana-rencana kita.)
prepositional verb + relative pronoun The person for whom we are caring has no insurance coverage.
(Orang yang sedang kami bantu tidak punya asuransi.)
prepositional verb + interrogative pronoun … ? At whom did she stare?
(Siapa yang dia tatap?)

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References:

  1. Prepositional Verb. http://grammar.about.com/od/pq/g/prepverb.htm. Accessed on April 20, 2015.
  2. Verbs: Multi-Word Verbs. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/verbs-multi-word-verbs. Accessed on April 20, 2015.
  3. Prepositional Verbs. https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-phrasal-verbs_1.htm.  Accessed on April 20, 2015.
  4. Care About. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/care+about. Accessed on April 20, 2015.
  5. Decide On. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/decide+on. Accessed on April 20, 2015.
  6. Look At. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/look+at. Accessed on April 20, 2015.

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