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    Default Are these phrasal verbs?

    (1) He pushed open the door.
    (2) He pushed the door open.

    Are the two ‘pushed open’ phrasal verbs and have ‘the door’ as their objects?

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    Default Re: Are these phrasal verbs?

    No 'push open' would not be classified as a phrasal verb. However, as with a phrasal verb, both forms of word order are possible.

    'Open' here functions as a predicate adjective, denoting the final state of the subject upon completion of the verb.

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    Thank you very much philo2009.

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    Default Re: Are these phrasal verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by medicivalencia View Post
    A phrasal verb has to have a verb and a preposition. For example, "to push up" is a phrasal verb.
    No necessarily. If you push a cart up a hill, you are simply using a verb and a preposition.

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