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    I need help with phrasal verbs

    Is get over a phrasal verb in the following examples?

    get over here
    you don't get over cocky

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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is get over a phrasal verb in the following examples?

    get over here, no
    you don't get over cocky, depends on the context but I guess you should put a comma ; "you don't get over, cocky!" .(get over what?) This way, I'd say :no


    As a phrasal verb, use "get over like" this:
    I've finally got over all those hardships.


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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

    What about get over in this example

    Nobody could get over it, through it, or round it

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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie14 View Post
    What about get over in this example

    Nobody could get over it, through it, or round it
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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

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    What about get over in this example

    Nobody could get over it, through it, or round it

    Hi

    Here are a few words concerning the matter in question:

    get over it = don’t concern yourself with something that is already in the past; accept and move on to more productive pursuits

    “The Americans have a serious emotional problems when it comes to Vietnam and the war. They have to get over it.

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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    you don't get over cocky
    This one means don't get too cocky.


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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie14 View Post
    What about get over in this example

    Nobody could get over it, through it, or round it
    They are prepositional verbs with different idiomatic meanings. Some grammars, in their classifications of multi-word verbs, include prepositional verbs as well as free combinations of verb plus preposition in their classifications of phrasal verbs.

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    Re: I need help with phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie14 View Post
    What about get over in this example

    Nobody could get over it, through it, or round it
    The reason it's not a phrasal verb here is that 'get', as the verb, is followed by three prepositional phrases. 'Get' is ellipted in the last two.
    It is minimally possible that 'get over' could be phrasal in your sentence. In that case 'get though' and 'get round' could also be phrasal, as in:
    He could not get over his wife's death, through the night, or round the fact that she was gone.
    But phrasal verbs aren't normally used this way.

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