Results 1 to 4 of 4

    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 124
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Compound of Phrasal and Prepositional Verb

    Hello,

    You may see this collocations like 'look up to' or 'put up with'.

    I'm now studyint syntax, there are some questions about 'the strings of words above'.

    (a) He looks up to Mary.

    after applied Movement rule,

    (b) Who does he look up to?

    (c) To who does he look up?

    (d) Up to who does he look?


    I think (b) and (c) are grammatical, but (d) is not.

    Am I right?

    Thanks in advance.
    Spoon

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,225
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Compound of Phrasal and Prepositional Verb

    c/d- should be 'whom' for me, though both are very ugly.


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 124
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Compound of Phrasal and Prepositional Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    c/d- should be 'whom' for me, though both are very ugly.
    Then, being replaced who with 'whom', are they acceptible or grammatical?

  1. DavyBCN's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Wales
      • Current Location:
      • Rwanda

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 346
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Compound of Phrasal and Prepositional Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon
    Then, being replaced who with 'whom', are they acceptible or grammatical?
    as tdol said, using whom c and d would be grammatically correct - but they are so unnatural.

Similar Threads

  1. Participle verb OR preposition verb?
    By elaineyi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2005, 10:09
  2. sentence analysis of phrasal verbs
    By hela in forum English Phrasal Verbs
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2005, 21:43
  3. She sailed through her exams.
    By M56 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2005, 08:48
  4. Transitive vs. Intransitive Verb Question
    By erika in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-Oct-2004, 18:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •