What are the differences? Are they everywhere interchangeable? Isn't intermix redundant, because if you mix A and B, then you must be mixing them together? For example, can mix be used in:

Law and opinion are here so intermixed that it is difficult to say whether opinion has done most to produce legislation or laws to create a state of legislative opinion.

Source: P14, How the Law Works, Gary Slapper

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Yes, you could use mixed together there. Intermixed however is more formal than mixed together, so it's probably more appropriate here.

As a general rule, when you have a single word and a phrasal verb that carry the same meaning, the single word will be more formal, especially if it is from a French or Latin origin.


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