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    phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs

    Which one of the following sentences is more proper in written English between phrasal verbs and ordinary verb?

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    1. I can't put up with you. (phrasal verb)
    2. I can't tolerant you. (ordinary verb)

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    a. Am I correct to say it 'ordinary verb'?

    b. Are there websites having examples of phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs to study?

    c. I find very difficult to remember phrasal verbs, is remember by heart the only way to pick them up? Any technics or suggestion in learning them in an easy ways?


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    Re: phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Which one of the following sentences is more proper in written English between phrasal verbs and ordinary verbs?

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    1. I can't put up with you. (phrasal verb)
    2. I can't tolerant tolerate you. (ordinary verb)
    I don't know that one is more proper than the other. It depends on the context. To me, "I can't tolerate you" is more formal. In the US, I would expect to hear "I can't stand you".


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    a. Am I correct to say it 'ordinary verb'? No. You are referring to more than one verb. You should use "verbs".

    b. Are there websites having examples of phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs to study? ​There may be some. You should search on the Internet using "Grammar verbs" as your search term.

    c. I find very difficult to remember phrasal verbs, is remember by heart the only way to pick them up? Any technics techniques or suggestions in for learning them in an easy ways way?


    Thank you.
    Gil

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    Re: phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs

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    1 is correct. 2 is wrong. "Tolerant" is an adjective; "tolerate" is the verb. "I can't tolerate​ you."

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    Re: phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs

    In my experience, learning phrasal verbs by heart as you stumble across them is the only way to do it. There is no pattern to them so it really is a case of simply realising when you've found a new one. Once you've identified one you've never seen before, get the definition(s) and learn an example sentence for each definition, preferably an example which means something specific to you.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: phrasal verbs with the ordinary verbs

    I wouldn't use the term ordinary verb- in many contexts put up with would be more common than tolerate.
    Last edited by 5jj; 22-Oct-2012 at 19:48. Reason: minor typo

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