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    How can you find a phrasal verb of an expression

    Hello,

    I am a degree student who is preparing for CAE exam.I am learning phrasal verbs. How can I find a phrasal verb of idiomatic expression for example: to put down with force?

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    Re: How can you find a phrasal verb of an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlesson88 View Post
    Hello,

    I am a degree student who is preparing for the CAE exam. (Space after a full stop) I am learning phrasal verbs. How can I find a phrasal verb of idiomatic expression, for example (no colon here) "to put down with force"?

    Thank you.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Do you mean that you need to find a phrasal verb which means "to put down with force"?

    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How can you find a phrasal verb of an expression

    'Slam down' would work, but I don't know how you could find that out in a work of reference. We at UE will help you if we can, but remember that there is not necessarily a phrasal-verb equivalent of everything you want to say.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Nov-2016 at 21:54.

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    Re: How can you find a phrasal verb of an expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Slam down' would work, but I don't know how you could find that out in a work of reference. We at UE will help you if we can, but remember that there is not necessarily a phrasal-verb equivalent of everything you want to say.
    Thanks to all! By the way, considering phrasal verbs, I didn't want to get the r right form of "put down with", I need a good way to deal with phrasal verbs. What would you suggest for collocations? Sincerely...I am preparing for CAE advanced exam, I need to improve in some part of reading and writing. To make you this clear I have to improve in filling in the right word in open cloze exercises tter filling in the right word, or rememberr what is the word missing. What is the better way to know the right collocation? I'll tell you, I learned ancient Greek understanding accents but now the matter in truly understanding english are: collocations.

    P.S.: Sorry for late answer

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    Re: How can you find a phrasal verb of an expression

    'Put down' is itself a phrasal verb with several different definitions, one of which can mean to suppress or quell something with force.

    Phrasal verbs are tricky, because they're idiomatic and even the same one can have multiple meanings.

    I always tell my students to quit trying to rationalize them, and just memorize them. Once they get past the idea that they can try and look for patterns or logic, and just starting committing them to memory, they usually do okay with them.
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