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  1. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    [Tdol's Blog] Phrasal verbs

    Phrasal verbs



    We currently have a list of nearly two thousand phrasal verbs. The distribution of particles/adverbs/prepositions is, however, dominated by a very small number: the top six account for well over a half of the total. After that, the next few account for most of the rest of the list, and it tails off very quickly; phrasal verbs are dominated by a very small number of particles.

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    Re: [Tdol's Blog] Phrasal verbs

    Have you done a similar list the other way round - by my reckoning, get go take turn and put should account for a good few.

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    Re: [Tdol's Blog] Phrasal verbs

    I have the stats on the verbs to, so I will do it. You're right- we have some that hit the 50 mark.

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