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    Veer onto

    New Entry: 'Veer onto' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.


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    Re: Veer onto

    The meaning reads 'Change subject to talk about something different', which is not justified. In fact, it can only be justified when the subject of the preposition is a phrase that states the new subject of discussion. But that's not a particularly common use of veer, and even with that use, to seems to be just as common.

    Also, the notes claim it's inseparable. It isn't.

    (I wouldn't count it as a phrasal verb at all, actually. It's really just a verb followed by one possible preposition.)
    Last edited by jutfrank; 14-Nov-2019 at 02:26.

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