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    Phrasal verb vs preposition vs adverb

    Some words have different parts of speech that are identical to each other. For example, "out" can be accompanied by a verb or it can be a preposition or an adverb. How to differentiate these parts of speeches?

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    Re: Phrasal verb vs preposition vs adverb

    Context.

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    Re: Phrasal verb vs preposition vs adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Context.
    ... which is so often the answer.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Phrasal verb vs preposition vs adverb

    You also need to know that writers are not always in agreement on this.


    Allow for, for example, is called a verb + preposition in one of my books, a prepositional verb in another, and a phrasal verb in a couple of others.

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