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    Are these phrasal verbs?

    (1) He pushed open the door.
    (2) He pushed the door open.

    Are the two ‘pushed open’ phrasal verbs and have ‘the door’ as their objects?

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    Re: Are these phrasal verbs?

    No 'push open' would not be classified as a phrasal verb. However, as with a phrasal verb, both forms of word order are possible.

    'Open' here functions as a predicate adjective, denoting the final state of the subject upon completion of the verb.

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    Re: Are these phrasal verbs?

    Thank you very much philo2009.

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    Re: Are these phrasal verbs?


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    Re: Are these phrasal verbs?

    Quote Originally Posted by medicivalencia View Post
    A phrasal verb has to have a verb and a preposition. For example, "to push up" is a phrasal verb.
    No necessarily. If you push a cart up a hill, you are simply using a verb and a preposition.

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