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    Good day teacher!

    Can I use the phrasal verb in this manner?

    My motorcycle was ballsed up! - my motorcycle was ruined.

    tnx teacher..please check my grammar as well if something is wrong tnx teachers!

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    Re: balls up

    It's vulgar.

    I'd suggest you NOT use it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: balls up

    A useful idiom here (and it's uses a phrasal verb) is 'written off':

    My motorcycle was written off. or My motorcycle was a write off.

    (The damage is so great that it's not worth repairing the bike. The insurance company 'writes off' its value.)

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    thanks teachers! I wish more examples in using phrasal verbs were given in this site..

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    Re: balls up

    You can browse through this part of the reference section:
    English Phrasal Verbs - UsingEnglish.com
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: balls up

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You can browse through this part of the reference section:
    English Phrasal Verbs - UsingEnglish.com
    yes I'm looking in that section. It gives only one example for a phrasal verb. I wish it give two or more examples for one phrasal verb. Tnx teacher

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