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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default 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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    Thank you.

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