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    Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Could someone tell me how to determine if noun/pronoun should stand before adverb/preposition or after it when this noun/pronoun is used with phrasal verb?
    Here are some examples - "give smth up" or "give up smth"; "check smth out" or "check out smth"; "fill smth in" or "fill in smth" etc.

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    Re: Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Could someone tell me how to determine if noun/pronoun should stand before adverb/preposition or after it when this noun/pronoun is used with phrasal verb?
    Here are some examples - "give smth up" or "give up smth"; "check smth out" or "check out smth"; "fill smth in" or "fill in smth" etc.
    Some phrasal verbs are separable, some are not.

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    Re: Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Could someone tell me how to determine if noun/pronoun should stand before adverb/preposition or after it when this noun/pronoun is used with phrasal verb?
    Here are some examples - "give smth up" or "give up smth"; "check smth out" or "check out smth"; "fill smth in" or "fill in smth" etc.
    (Re)search "separable and inseparable phrasal verbs".

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    Re: Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Thanks, but I just wanted to know if there is any rule to distinguish separable phrasal verbs from inseparable ones.

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    Re: Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Thanks, but I just wanted to know if there is any rule to distinguish separable phrasal verbs from inseparable ones.
    There isn't. You just have to learn how each one is used.

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    Re: Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Most lists and dictionaries will tell you, so it is a case of using that to know. It's not an area governed by rules.

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    Re: Using nouns and pronouns with phrasal verbs

    Thank you.

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