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    VOA news

    Quotes from VOA news:
    "Ranger Williams yells for the visitors to run down the stairs as debris begins to fall on them.
    "I donít know if itís an attack, I donít know if itís an earthquake," she said. "At the next level I throw open the emergency exit door and they all begin to evacuate out.""
    two questions:
    1.As far as I know, "yell" is mostly followed by "at",.e.g. they yelled at him to stop. But in the news they used "yell for "instead of "yell at". why?
    2. what does level mean here?
    thanks.

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    Re: VOA news

    A better title would have been Yell for as this is what your thread is about. It's not about VOA news.

    1. See the FrazeIt entry for yell for. It's a very common collocation.

    2. They're going downstairs, so the next level is the floor below.

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    Re: VOA news

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A better title would have been Yell for as this is what your thread is about. It's not about VOA news.

    1. See the FrazeIt entry for yell for. It's a very common collocation.

    2. They're going downstairs, so the next level is the floor below.

    Rover
    so do you think if there's any difference between "yell for" and "yell at"?

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    Re: VOA news

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    so do you think if there's any difference between "yell for" and "yell at"?
    If you had followed Rover's link, you would not need to ask that.

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    Re: VOA news

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A better title would have been Yell for as this is what your thread is about. It's not about VOA news.

    1. See the FrazeIt entry for yell for. It's a very common collocation.

    2. They're going downstairs, so the next level is the floor below.

    Rover

    ONLY A NON-TEACHER'S OPINION


    (1) The people trapped inside the burning building are yelling for help./ The people

    in country X are yelling for (demanding) reforms.

    (2) Nobody likes Mr. X. He always yells at employees instead of speaking with them

    in a courteous and respectful manner./ Stop yelling at me! Who do you think you

    are!/ She needed help and yelled at the top of her voice, but nobody heard her.

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