Interested in Language
A few days ago, I saw the following sentence somewhere on the Internet.
He looked under the table for the book.
I know that the sentence "He looked under the table for the book" means "He looked under the table in order to find the book".
How about rearranging some of the words in the sentence. Would the same meaning remain?
Does "He looked for the book under the table" mean "He tried to find the book, which was under the table"? I don't think so.
I have come to a conclusion that at least in this case the phrasal verb can be separable.
Both versions are correct and mean the same.
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