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    Default Prepositions that convey different ideas

    Hi! I'm asking for a list of prepositions which in English convey a different idea to the verb they accompany. For example, "write out" vs "write", "type out" vs "type"
    I have been taught that the preposition "up" conveys the idea of "completion" for instance "end" and "end up".
    What others are there that have the same function?
    What I need to know is for instance:
    UP > conveys the semantic idea of completion
    OUT > the idea it may also convey apart from that of "outwards" is XXXX
    IN > the idea it may also convey aprat from that of "inwards" is XXXX


    Thank you !

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    Default Re: Prepositions that convey different ideas

    These are only approximate guides. Here, for instance, is our current list of phrasal verbs with 'up' and there's sometimes, but not always the sense of completion. (PS, you can enter any preposition in the search box on http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/phrasal-verbs/ ) and get a list from our database.

    * Act up
    * Add up
    * Add up to
    * Back up
    * Bang up
    * Be cut up
    * Be up
    * Be up to
    * Bear up
    * Beat up
    * Beef up
    * Belt up
    * Blow up
    * Boil up
    * Bone up on
    * Book up
    * Boot up
    * Bottle up
    * Box up
    * Break up
    * Bring up
    * Brush up
    * Budge up
    * Build up
    * Bump up
    * Buoy up
    * Butter up
    * Buy up
    * Call up
    * Cash up
    * Catch up
    * Chalk up
    * Chalk up to
    * Chase up
    * Chat up
    * Cheer up
    * Chew up
    * Chop up
    * Chuck up
    * Clag up
    * Clam up
    * Clean up
    * Clear up
    * Clog up
    * Cock up
    * Colour (Color) up
    * Come up
    * Come up against
    * Come up with
    * Conjure up
    * Count up
    * Cozy up
    * Cozy up to
    * Crack up
    * Crank up
    * Crop up
    * Dig up
    * Dish up
    * Do up
    * Draw up
    * Dream up
    * Dredge up
    * Dress up
    * Drink up
    * Drive up
    * Drum up
    * Duff up
    * Ease up
    * Eat up
    * Edge up
    * End up
    * Eye up
    * Face up to
    * Feel up
    * Feel up to
    * Fill up
    * Fire up
    * Fit up
    * Fix up
    * Flag up
    * Flare up
    * Fold up
    * Freshen up
    * Gang up
    * Gang up on
    * Gear up
    * Get up
    * Get up to
    * Give up
    * Give up on
    * Go up
    * Go up to
    * Grass up
    * Grow up
    * Hang up
    * Hang up on
    * Heat up
    * Hold up
    * Hook up
    * Hook up to
    * Jack up
    * Jazz up
    * Juice up
    * Keep up
    * Keep up at
    * Keep up with
    * Kick up
    * Knock up
    * Lap up
    * Large it up
    * Light up
    * Lighten up
    * Live it up
    * Live up to
    * Load up
    * Load up on
    * Lock up
    * Look up
    * Look up to
    * Make it up to
    * Make up
    * Make up for
    * Mark up
    * Mix up
    * Mount up
    * Mug up
    * Mug up on
    * Open up
    * Own up
    * Pass up
    * Patch up
    * Perk up
    * Pick up
    * Pile up
    * Pipe up
    * Play up
    * Play up to
    * Polish up
    * Pop up
    * Price up
    * Pull up
    * Put up
    * Put up with
    * Rack up
    * Rake up
    * Ramp up
    * Read up on
    * Ring up
    * Roll up
    * Save up
    * Scrape up
    * Screw up
    * Sell up
    * Set up
    * Settle up
    * Sex up
    * Shoot up
    * Shut up
    * Sign up
    * Size up
    * Slip up
    * Slow up
    * Smash up
    * Snap up
    * Sober up
    * Spark up
    * Speak up
    * Split up
    * Squeeze up
    * Stand up
    * Stand up for
    * Stand up to
    * Start up
    * Stay up
    * Step up
    * Stick up for
    * Stir up
    * Stitch up
    * Stop up
    * Stump up
    * Suck up to
    * Sum up
    * Summon up
    * Take up
    * Tear up
    * Think up
    * Throw up
    * Tidy up
    * Tie up
    * Tighten up
    * Tool up
    * Top up
    * Touch up
    * Trade up
    * Tune up
    * Turn up
    * Type up
    * Use up
    * Wait up
    * Wake up
    * Warm up
    * Wash up
    * Weigh up
    * Wind up
    * Wire up
    * Wise up
    * Wrap up
    * Write up
    * Zip up

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