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    Hi! Is "Ynes CALLED UP Dino ON THE PHONE" grammatically wrong?

    I also would like to verify if it should either be "Ynes called up Dino" or "Ynes called Dino on the phone" only instead.

    I'm confused with those sentences.

    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Hi! Is "Ynes CALLED UP Dino ON THE PHONE" grammatically wrong?

    I also would like to verify if it should either be "Ynes called up Dino" or "Ynes called Dino on the phone" only instead. How about "Ynes phoned Dino"? It's far easier this way.

    I'm confused with those sentences.

    Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Hi!

    I also would like to verify if it should either be "Ynes called up Dino" or "Ynes called Dino on the phone" only instead.
    Charliedeut's 'easier' suggestion also makes the sentence clearer.

    However, to answer your first question:

    Is "Ynes CALLED UP Dino ON THE PHONE" grammatically wrong?
    No, but there is no need for 'on the phone'. If we call someone up, it is on the phone.

    Note that you could also place 'up' after 'Dino', and you can omit 'up' altogether.

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    @Charliedeut

    But are those sentences I posted grammatically wrong?

    Thanks!

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    @fivejedjon

    I see. So it can be either of the ff:

    Ynes called up Dino on the phone.
    Ynes called Dino up on the phone.
    Ynes called up Dino.
    Ynes called Dino up.
    Ynes called Dino on the phone.

    Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    I see. So it can be either any of the ff:

    Ynes called up Dino on the phone.
    Ynes called Dino up on the phone.
    Ynes called up Dino.
    Ynes called Dino up.
    Ynes called Dino on the phone.
    Ynes called Dino.

    Am I right?
    Yes, though, as I said, 'on the phone' is not necessary in the first two. It's not really necessary in the fifth. Your third and fourth examples are better, as is my additional example.

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    How about these?

    Leon went down his car.
    Leon went down from his car.


    Which is right? Which is wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post

    Leon went down his car.
    Leon went down from his car.


    Which is right? Which is wrong?
    Both wrong.

    Leo got out of his car.

    Leo got down from the chair
    (on which he had been standing).

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    @fivejedjon

    Thanks so much! Ur answers are helping me so much!

    Btw, Leon got off his car is also correct, right?

    Thank you!

    and also, don't you say Go down the chair? So, I'm thinking went down the chair is correct. Is it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristine May View Post
    Btw, Leon got off his car is also correct, right?
    Only if he had been standing or sitting on the car. You can, however, get off a bus or train.There is little logic in the ways in which phrasal verbs are used.

    and also, don't you say Go down the chair? No. You go down/up/along a street.
    So, I'm thinking went down the chair is correct. Is it right? No
    You appear to be taking phrasal verbs and trying to use them in inappropriate sentences. Phrasal verbs are tricky things; be careful.

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