Look through the junk and find a treasure map – Everything you need to know about Phrasal Verbs

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Meaning of Look Through and its uses

All Phrasal Verbs are idiomatic. Their meaning isn’t true in the dictionary. The Phrasal Verb “look through” is no different. 

By saying “look through the junk drawer,” the speaker is telling the listener to search for something. This differs from “look through a telescope,” a Declarative that commands the listener to look at the stars.

And so, to “ Look through the junk and find a treasure map”  commands that the listener search through the batteries, receipts, and other things that one stores in a junk drawer in hopes of finding a treasure map. 

Examples the Phrasal Verb Look Through

1 Romnick needs to look through the report before attending the meeting. 

2 Edgar looked through the mailbox to check if the mail arrived. 

3 My cousin asked me to look through the brochure and find something that I may want to buy. 

Let’s practice 

Q1: Try making your own sentence. 

Q2: If you will be given a chance to look through a microscope, what would you like to see? Why?

Q3: During your spare time, do you look through articles or news online? Why or why not? 

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