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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    can for be a verb

    Hello
    would you please help me

    The boy went for the papers,
    The dog went for the postman.

    Is the verb in the second sentence two words ?

    Thankyou


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    Re: can for be a verb

    In (2), 'went for' is a phrasal verb.

    A phrasal verb is an idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, as in 'break down', or a preposition, as in 'see to', or a combination of both, such as 'look down on'.

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    Re: can for be a verb

    Thank you David, so easy when you think logically .

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