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    phrasal verbs?

    Are the words in ALL CAPS phrasal verbs in the following sentences?

    1. Long hair should be TIED BACK, and long sleeves ROLLED UP.
    2. Never FOOL AROUND in a lab.
    3. Hold the plug firmly when PLUGGING it IN.

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    Re: phrasal verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by ELTer View Post
    Are the words in ALL CAPS phrasal verbs in the following sentences?

    1. Long hair should be TIED BACK, and long sleeves ROLLED UP.
    2. Never FOOL AROUND in a lab.
    3. Hold the plug firmly when PLUGGING it IN.
    It depends on who you ask. Some writers seem to regard almost every verb + preposition/adverb/particle combination as a phrasal verb; others reserve the expression for those whose meaning cannot easily be inferred from the core meaning of the two parts.

    Personally, I would cons
    ider only fool around to be a phrasal verb.

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