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    #1

    through

    Without goals, my team will just fight fires, work through emotional upsets, and worry about the dysfunctional behavior of other people.

    Does "through" next to "work" form a phrasal verb or it is just a preposition that means "with" or "while"?

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    #2

    Re: through

    You can work through your problems so I suppose you can work through emotional upsets too. With problems, it usually means that you gradually overcome your problems, perhaps with the help of therapy or counselling or just by talking to friends and slowly making the problems less of an issue.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: through

    What you say doesn't fit the context I guess.

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    #4

    Re: through

    A word of thanks to ems for her reply would have been nice.

    'Work through' is a phrasal verb. I found it by clicking on Reference at the top of the page and then Phrasal Verbs.

    Rover

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