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    idioms and pronouns

    Could someone please explain why the pronoun 'it' goes between 'look' and 'up' i.e. look it up, but not between the idiom 'look for'?

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    Re: idioms and pronouns

    I think it is just the way it is. Something you have to memorize.

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    Re: idioms and pronouns

    Various word orders are possible for verb+preposition/adverb/particle combinations. You may be interested in this UE article.

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