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    phrasal verb "find out"

    Could you tell me if "find out" (meaning: lean) is used as
    an inseparable pharasal verb?
    If so, please give me an example sentence.

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    Re: phrasal verb "find out"

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Could you tell me if "find out" (meaning: lean) is used as
    an inseparable pharasal verb?
    If so, please give me an example sentence.
    Are you referring to find out as in

    How did you find out about the party?

    The party was a complete surprise - I only found out about it the day.

    find out about

    Meaning: if you find out about something, you discover a fact or information that you did not know before, often because someone was keeping it secret.

    Grammar: This phrasal verb needs an object. You can not separate the verb from its particles.

    hope this helps

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    Re: phrasal verb "find out"

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Could you tell me if "find out" (meaning: lean) is used as
    an inseparable pharasal verb?
    If so, please give me an example sentence.
    What beascarpetta said is true; but she didn't point out that 'find out' is separable. You can both 'find out the reason for the attack' and 'find the reason out'/'find it out'.

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    Re: phrasal verb "find out"

    PS it's another phrasal verb (related but not the same) that is inseparable: 'find out about'.

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