Is it common to convert a phrasal verb into a noun, especially a phrasal verb having more than 2 words?
I found phrases like "do some figuring out" or "have some figuring out to do" in these days. Are they common phrases for native speakers to use?
The original sentence is from the book "Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower".
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Among the article content,
"We do have some figuring out to do," Amelia Bedelia said. "I thought those ladies were supposed to be giving this shower. And here we are giving it." "If we had known," said Alcolu, "we could have fixed up something fancy."
I don't understand the grammar and the meaning of this sentence "We do have some figuring out to do." Would you please help explain it?
Is "figuring out" here used as a noun? And is it common to convert a phrasal verb into a noun, especially a phrasal verb having more than 2 words? Any examples?