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1. Intransitive

1.1. An intransitive verb cannot be followed by an object

1.2. Exmaples:

1.2.1. He suddenly showed up.

2. Transitive

2.1. A transitive verb can be followed by an object

2.2. Examples

2.2.1. I made up an excuse. Some transitive phrasal verbs are separable. The object is placed between the verb and the preposition.

3. What is it?

3.1. A phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition or adverb which creates a meaning different from the original verb

4. Although many phrasal verbs can take an object in both places, you must put the object between the verb and the preposition if the object is a pronoun.

4.1. I looked it up in the phone book.

4.2. I looked up it in the phone book.

5. Examples

5.1. John switched on the radio

5.2. They turned my offer down

5.3. Come back here. I want to talk to you.

5.4. If he gets up early, he'll come on time.

5.5. He ran away when he was 15