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    Usage of phrasal verbs

    Hi! Could you please explain me the difference between phrasal verbs:

    go down with (in the meaning "to be accepted)
    and
    go over (in the meaning "to be received)

    For example, can I say:

    His speech didn't go over too well with the elderly audience.

    Or

    His story about the notorious wag with its' gallows humor didn't go down well with the audience.

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    Re: Usage of phrasal verbs

    They are both fine, though you should remove the apostrophe after its.

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