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    Smile Phrasal verbs

    Hello!
    Answer the questions please.

    1. Am I right that phrasal verbs nearly always usual verbs substitute?
    2. They are so popular because one phrasal verb can substitute for several usual verbs (just changing prepositions)?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Phrasal verbs

    Phrasal verbs do not always substitute usual verbs, they are very specific and often difficult to substitute (usually they can be substituted by verbs not commonly used in conversational English). Phrasal verbs are tricky little buggers! They do not follow a rule like the one you mentioned. The best approach to learning phrasal verbs is by using them in conversation, similar to learning vocabulary.

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    Re: Phrasal verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by DianaRL View Post
    Phrasal verbs do not always substitute usual verbs, they are very specific and often difficult to substitute (usually they can be substituted by verbs not commonly used in conversational English). Phrasal verbs are tricky little buggers! They do not follow a rule like the one you mentioned. The best approach to learning phrasal verbs is by using them in conversation, similar to learning vocabulary.
    Thanks for your reply!

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