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    Default push a wheelchair down a hallway?

    is that a correct usage of the phrasal verb? if i were to say push the shopping cart around would that be proper too.
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    Default Re: push a wheelchair down a hallway?

    Yes both times.

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    PS Afterthought. There's another sense of 'push around' that is obviously irrelevant here: 'The important thing to remember is that bullies are cowards. Don't let him push you around.' You could avoid any facile 'jokes' by making sure the 'around' is part of a prepositional phrase, such as 'around the supermarket' or 'around the carpark'.
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    Default Re: push a wheelchair down a hallway?

    Quote Originally Posted by purpletouch View Post
    is that a correct usage of the phrasal verb? if i were to say push the shopping cart around would that be proper too.
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    "Push a wheelchair down a hallway" doesn't include a phrasal verb. "Push around" is a phrasal verb.

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    Default Re: push a wheelchair down a hallway?

    missed that

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    Default Re: push a wheelchair down a hallway?

    how so? the words that make up a phrasal don't have to be next to each other all time, they can be seperated but they still function as a unit. that's what i learned in class. matter of fact.

    phrasal verbn.An English verb complex consisting of a verb and one or more following particles and acting as a complete syntactic and semantic unit, as look up in She looked up the word in the dictionary or She looked the word up in the dictionary.

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