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    lagoo is offline Member
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    Shocking video has emerged

    The sentence is "Shocking video has emerged of a gang of thugs carrying out a violent attack on two 'customers' at an Indian restaurant."


    Now here are my questions:

    Is "emerge of " a phrasal verb, followed by "a gang of thugs..." as its object?


    or, is "of a gang of thugs..." a propositional phrase, which modifies "shocking video"? If in such case, is it appropriate to put a propositional phrase modifying a noun after a sentence?
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    Re: Shocking video has emerged

    Where did you read this?

    Change 'propositional' to 'prepositional'.

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    Re: Shocking video has emerged

    1- Shocking video has emerged.
    2- The video is of a gang of thugs, etc.

    There is no such phrasal verb as "emerge of".

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    Re: Shocking video has emerged

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you read this?
    Does that mean I should give the origin of the sentence whenever I ask a question?

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    Re: Shocking video has emerged

    It implies that we like to see the source, because this often gives a clue to the intended meaning.

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