I'm a total noob when it comes to Prepositional and Phrasal Verbs. A friend of mine gave me the following exercise but I can't get along with it. Can somebody please tell me if the terms in the brackets are either Prepositional or a Phrasal Verbs and why???

1. The steward "LOOKED AFTER" the old lady.

2. We tried to rescue the bird from the cat but didn't "SUCCEED IN" doing so.

3. We wanted to do a good job of painting the window frame but the paint "RAN DOWN" the glass.

4. Why are you always "RUNNING" your wife "DOWN"?

5. I have always hated "BLOWING UP" balloons; I'm afraid they are going to burst.

6. The building was evacuated after the police had been "TIPPED OFF" that it was going to be "BLOWN UP".

7. A cold wind "BLEW DOWN" the chimney.

8. A strong wind "BLEW" the chimney "DOWN".

9. The truth is bound to "COME OUT" sooner or later.

10. People should "STAY AWAY FROM" birds' nests, especially when they've got eggs in them.

11. The balcony "LOOKS OUT OVER" a beautyfully kept garden.

12. We "GET THROUGH" a large, white, sliced loaf every day.

13. The professor is so at odds with the world that she can't "GET THROUGH TO" her students.

14. Mr. Askew is so fat that he can't "GET THROUGH" the average door.

15. Could you "PUT" me "THROUGH TO" Mr. Aspinall, please.

16. You'll have to get yourself a new pair of boots; you've "WORN" these "OUT".

17. He was ordered "TO TURN" his pockets.

18. Should I "CALL FOR" you on my way to work?

19. Should I "PICK" you "UP" on my way to work?

20. Don't forget to "BRING BACK" that book on Salvador Dali when you've "FINISHED WITH" it.

21. The police "IS LOOKING FOR" three prisoners who "BROKE OUT OF" Wormwood Scrubs on Friday.

22. I'm afraid Mr. Pollard has been "CALLED AWAY" on business but he should be back this afternoon.


Try this, Karol:

1) The particle of a prepositional verb must precede the prepositional object, but the particle of a phrasal verb can generally precede or follow the direct object.

2) When the object is a personal pronoun, the pronoun follows the particle of a prepositional verb but precedes the particle of a phrasal verb.

3) An adverb can often be inserted between verb and particle in prepositional verbs, but not in phrasal verbs.

4) The particle of a phrasal verb cannot precede a relative pronoun of 'wh'-interrogative.

5) The particle of a phrasal verb is normally stressed whereas the particle of a prepositional verb is normally unstressed.

(Courtesy of Greenbaum & Quirk)