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    Phrasal Verb - Disagree & Decide

    Hi,
    I would like to understand the use of phrasal verbs like
    1. disagree with
    2. disagree on
    3. disagree over
    4. decided that
    5. decided to
    6. decided on
    Awaiting your reply
    - Jayesh

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    Teia is offline Key Member
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    Re: Phrasal Verb - Disagree & Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayesh01
    Hi,
    I would like to understand the use of phrasal verbs like
    1. disagree with
    2. disagree on
    3. disagree over
    4. decided that
    5. decided to
    6. decided on
    Awaiting your reply
    - Jayesh

    They are not phrasal verbs. A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb plus an adverbial or a prepositional particle that modifies or changes the initial meaning of the verb.

    e.g. : to give up =to renounce; to stop doing something [ otherwise "give" means :offer]
    to grow up = educate [ grow =develop]

    The verbs you are talking about are verbs followed by a preposition :

    disagree with : I disagree with them.
    disagree on :I disagree on the plans he did.

    decided that : We decided that she should take all the necessary precautions.
    decided to ; I decided to go there
    decided on : She did not decide yet on whether she should go there and tell him the whole story or not.
    decide against : Would you decide against marrying a person who is over ten years older than you?

    For further information search the following site :
    http://www.btinternet.com/~ted.power/adv00.html

    I hope it heps.

    Best wishes,
    Last edited by Teia; 04-Aug-2006 at 11:05.

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    Re: Phrasal Verb - Disagree & Decide

    Hi, these prepositions are often called dependent prepositions.
    examples--- addicted to, accused of, angry with/about.

    Sometimes a verb has two different prepositions and they are used in a different context.

    example---- angry with someone
    angry about something

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