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Dear friends and moderators,

As you might know I have been learning English for a long time, look at this question.

You know phrasal verbs are mostly formed with verb+preposition ,,,

So in this usage the prepositions are named as adverb. Look at this sentences...

He waved and drove off..........................off here is an adverb? If you say yes,,why,,,I have never heard this from my teachers.

She took her coat off.........................off"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" my teachers.
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Redkiddy
Dear friends and moderators,

As you might know I have been learning English for a long time, look at this question.

You know phrasal verbs are mostly formed with verb+preposition ,,,

So in this usage the prepositions are named as adverb. Look at this sentences...

He waved and drove off..........................off here is an adverb? If you say yes,,why,,,I have never heard this from my teachers.

She took her coat off.........................off"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" my teachers.

I consider a good many expressions in English to be two-word verbs. That is, what looks like a preposition is simply part of the verb. 'He took the coat from the closet' is obviously the verb of the sentence. 'He took off his coat' is a separate verb, coat being the object of the verb took off; in 'He took his coat off the chair', off becomes a preposition. MANY people will disagree with me, but there are many grammarians who tend to simplify the question with this explanation.

Anlatabildim mi?
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I am not sure whether your specific question was answered, Redkiddy. In 'he waved and drove off', off is an adverb meaning 'away'. ( In 'he screamed and drove off the cliff', off is a preposition.)
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Dear Redkiddy,

If it is a preposition, it modifies an object, and must stay with the object. If it is an adverb, it modifies the verb, and may move to the end of the clause.

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I meant here,,,phrasal verbs are formed ........verb+preposition

how we distinguish it ,,,,like ...drive offf,,wave off,give up,,,

here, off or up ...etc. is a preposition,adverb or anyother thing.

How we understand it?