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Topic: "come up/down" and "go up/down" with "stairs"
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:07:12 AM
A cooperator wrote:


I know that "come/go up/down" is an idiomatic phrasal verb:
Come up/down:[Intransitive (+ to/behind etc): move near someone or something:]
Go up/down[Intransitive (+ to): to reach as far as a particular place/to go to a lower floor of a building]: We went down for dinner at nine o'clock/The elevator was going down.


I don't agree that these are phrasal verbs. Both the verb and the adverb (or preposition for some grammarians) are used with their core meanings.

This is true whether the preposition has a preposition object, as in I came down the stairs, or the preposition/adverb does not have an object as in The lift is coming down.
Topic: "Warning" by Anonymous
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 4:23:19 AM
thar wrote:
Agreeing with Oscar:
Are you assuming that only a woman can be uncomfortable in the presence of misogynistic and sexualised comments
What a low opinion to have of men in general!

Quite!
Topic: 0.6 0.06 2.06
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:39:27 PM
sb70012 wrote:

Hi Bob,
Thank you. I want to ask you a question:

In "nought point oh six" why didn't you use "oh" instead of "nought"? And or Why didn't you use "nought" instead of "oh"?

Because I didn't.

I realise that this is not helpful, but I can't explain why I (tend to) use 'nought' to the left of the decimal point and 'oh' to the right.
Topic: 0.6 0.06 2.06
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:41:56 AM
0.6 0.06 2.06

I'd read them as

nought point six
nought point oh six
two point oh six


There are other ways.
Topic: I'm just gonna get up and go to work
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:38:51 AM
It means 'get up from the table' here.
Topic: Fractions
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:37:50 AM
sb70012 wrote:

1/1
2/2
10/10
55/55
In what context would you need to use such fractions?
Topic: 'approved' is an adjective and a prepositional phrase[adjectival participle and prepositional phrase
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 5:30:11 PM
He approved of the death penalty.

You can consider that as

either:

He (subject) approved of (phrasal verb transitive) the death penalty (direct object of the phrasal verb),

or:

He (subject) approved (verb, intransitive) of (preposition) the death penalty (object of the preposition).

Topic: borne orborn
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:27:59 PM
Duplicate thread - http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst195432_borne-or-born.aspx
Topic: borne or born
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:27:25 PM
Duplicate thread http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst195432_borne-or-born.aspx
Topic: over the radio but by radio
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:24:39 AM
As with so many of your questions on articles here and at WR,Tara, the answer is often 'That's just the way it is'. This must be frustrating, but you'll have to accept that there is often no clear reason.

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