New answers tagged phrasal-verbs
First of all, "sit" is not transitive. "Set" is transitive. I would consider "He sat me down" an irregular construction. "Sit" can, however, be reflexive—"I sat myself down". As to the issue of redundancy raised by ViruZX, the somewhat redundant "sit down" is often used intentionally in command form, as an intensifier. You hear the same type of ...
I recall a teacher talked about this while we were discussion poor language usage. What is the difference between "Advance" and "Advance forth". There is none apart that in "Advance forth" you are saying the same thing twice. Advance already implies that you go forward. The teacher said that the one saying the same thing twice is not very grammatical but ...
This isn’t the “in anger” that you mean, but I think that anything that we can do can be done “in anger,” even “fall” and weirdly enough, maybe even “love”: “The parachutist, whose one true love was still parachuting in spite of his chute’s failure, quickly understood what it meant to love in anger while falling in anger to his death.” Anyway, here’s a stab ...
I would prefer phrase 2, but did a google ngram. It does indicate that phrase 2 is more common now, but as somewhat of a surprise to me, phrase 1 is before 1900 or so!
If the particke is an adverb, as in this case, and the direct object a noun, either word order is correct.
Your sentence I could mean either, but real-world knowledge makes it more likely that it is about throwing rather than vomiting. Your sentence II is possible, but I find it unidiomatic unless you are emphasising the "up". (eg up as opposed to across, or up meaning "to a person or place already mentioned as being above him").
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