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    Does anyone know a rule for distinguishing the two, seperable and nonseperable?

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    Question Re: Phrasal verbs

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    Does anyone know a rule for distinguishing the two, separable and non-separable or inseparable?
    The ones that are transitive are separable. On the other hand, the ones that are intransitive are non-separable.


    Non-separable: (Intransitive verb)
    I wake up at 5 o'clock every morning.

    separable: (Transitive verb)
    I took the coat off. I took off the coat.
    I hope this has helped.
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    There are separable and inseparable transitive verbs, and I am afraid that there are those that must be separated and those that can be. I know of no rule that can be applied to distinguish them all.

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