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    Question phrasal verbs

    i would like to ask your help regarding a plan for writing a thesis on multi-word verbs.


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    hi friends,
    i'll be very grateful to give me an idea about making a plan for writing a thesis on multi-word verbs.
    Last edited by amady; 13-Nov-2007 at 19:18. Reason: making use of others opinions

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    Re: phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by amady View Post
    hi friends,
    i'll be very grateful to give me an idea about making a plan for writing a thesis on multi-word verbs.
    Here are some useful links:

    Writing in a formal style for academic purposes - Waylink English

    HDR - Build thinking and writing skills

    Phrasal verb - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    PHRASAL VERB CONSTRUCTIONS

    Phrasal Verbs

    Some ideas for your plan:

    1.- The history of phrasal verbs:
    The History of Phrasal Verbs

    2.- Definition of the phrasal verbs and similar concepts

    3.- Focus on Phrasal-prepositional Verbs

    4.- The use of verbs in formal and informal style:

    A formal style is the most appropriate for academic writing. English has sets of verbs which may be categorized as formal and informal. Consider this example:

    Informal: In this essay, I come up with ideas for and against using examinations as the main means of assessing learning.

    Formal : In this essay, I discuss ideas for and against using examinations as the main means of assessing learning.

    5. - Translation and synonymy

    6. - Phrasal Verbs in everyday contexts

    7. - No prescriptive rules, only guidelines. Greenbaum & Quirk list five differences:

    (1) The particle of a prepositional verb must precede the object, but the particle of a phrasal verb can either precede or follow the d.o.

    (2) When the object is a personal pronoun, it follows the particle of a prepositonal verb but precedes that of a phrasal verb.

    (3) An adverb adjunct can often be inserted between verb and particle of a prepositional verb, but not in the case of a phrasal.

    (4) The particle of a phrasal cannot precede a relative pronoun or wh-interrogative.

    (5) The particle of a phrasal is normally stressed; that of the prepositional normally unstressed.

    Try searching on google. It will help you a lot.


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    Question Re: phrasal verbs

    hi dear freinds,
    i do want to show my gratefulness to those who have answered me through writing to me some useful notes. actually they are of help but since i have used the same procedures i am kindly asking u to show me other useful instructions so that i can expand my topic.
    best regards,


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    dear all,
    thank you indeed. what u v sent was of help but i v already referred to these points and i want to expand my topic through other relevant subjects. your help is highly appreciated.
    regards,

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