- 2 Post By Raymott
sue and phrasal verbs
Recently I have came across with the following expression. "Fail to do so and I'll sue your tail off." Take a look at http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...stion-9-a.html if you want to know more.
It turns out that I have done a search for pharsal verbs containing the verb "to sue", but I have just found "to sue out" at:
sue out definition |Dictionary.com
My question is: Why there are verbs with so few phrasal verbs containing it?
Please, I will appreciate if you correct my writing.
Re: sue and phrasal verbs
You can't use the phrase "It turns out" if the only reason "it turns out" is that you've done it. It is used for a happening that you didn't know about until later. For example "I was going to answer your question, but it turns out that someone has already done it".
Originally Posted by dilermando
To your question: "Sue" means to litigate against. Given that in phrasal verbs, there is usually some meaning issuing from the verb, surely you'd expect "sue" to make fewer phrasal verbs than "get", "take", etc. which have multiple meanings.
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