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    "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    "fell apart" vs "leave away"?
    Are they same meaning?

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    Re: "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    The tenses do not agree. Even if "leave away" meant something, which it does not, it could not be the same thing as "fell apart" which is in the past tense.

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    Re: "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The tenses do not agree. Even if "leave away" meant something, which it does not, it could not be the same thing as "fell apart" which is in the past tense.
    What does fell apart mean?

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    Re: "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    Do you know what it means in the present tense - to fall apart? If not, you can look it up online or in a phrasal verb list ...
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Nov-2014 at 09:26. Reason: Linking to next post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    ... and you don't even need to leave this website to do it.

    Click on REFERENCE at the top of the page, then 3,349 ENGLISH PHRASAL VERBS. In the Index, click on F and scroll down to fall apart.

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    Re: "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you know what it means in the present tense - to fall apart? If not, you can look it up online or in a phrasal verb list ...
    Does it mean "break down"?

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    Re: "fell apart" vs "leave away"?

    It can, in the sense of becoming emotionally upset. "She broke down/fell apart when she heard the shocking news."
    In another context you could say that "the negotiations broke down/fell apart because neither side was willing to compromise."

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