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    phrasal verb

    Hello

    You will have to face up to your responsibilities.

    What do you have to face up to?
    your responsibilities.


    Is face an intransitive verb?

    face = I
    up = adverbial particle
    to = prep
    your responsibilities = object of the prep.

    face up to -- is it a phrasal verb or a prepositional phrasal verb. What is it?


    thanks

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    Re: phrasal verb

    It's a phrasal verb.

    face up
    To confront an unpleasant situation with resolution and assurance: had to face up or get out; finally faced up to the problem.

    face up - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    In your example sentence "face up" can be analyzed in two ways: either it functions as the main verb, with 'have to' as its modal or it functions as the object of the main verb 'have to'. Pick the one you know. Lastly, the verb "face" is transitive; e.g., face the music. The phrasal verb "face up" is also transitive and takes a to-prepositional phrase as its object.

    All the best.


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    Re: phrasal verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    It's a phrasal verb.

    face up
    To confront an unpleasant situation with resolution and assurance: had to face up or get out; finally faced up to the problem.

    face up - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    In your example sentence "face up" can be analyzed in two ways: either it functions as the main verb, with 'have to' as its modal or it functions as the object of the main verb 'have to'. Pick the one you know. Lastly, the verb "face" is transitive; e.g., face the music. The phrasal verb "face up" is also transitive and takes a to-prepositional phrase as its object.

    All the best.
    My conclusion,
    face up is a PV, which takes an obligatory prep phrase as its object.
    face up = (v + adverbia particle) [T]
    thanks

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    Re: phrasal verb

    You're welcome.


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    Exclamation Re: phrasal verb

    Hi everybody,
    I wanted to ask you a question about phrasal verbs.
    Is there a difference between verb to book in and to book into and is it a problem if I use only one of them in everyday English?

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    Re: phrasal verb

    What is phrasel verb and transitive verb?

    Could you explain it with some examples

    Thanks in advance

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