Can you tell more about the words used after fell. For example. In the sentence

The plan fell __ for the want of support.

What do we use?


The plan fell through for the want of support.

Fall through: to not be completed, or not happen

Our plans fell through because of lack of money.

See more phrasal verbs on the same source: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary.

  • I approved the tag edit, but I don't know if I would have deleted the "prepositions" tag. Perhaps learners who search for prepositions may not know to search for phrasal verbs? – Teacher KSHuang Mar 9 '17 at 11:46
  • @TeacherKSHuang: In the phrasal verb 'fall through', the particle is an adverb, not a preposition. Searching for prepositions and ending up in here would be misleading. – Mori Mar 9 '17 at 14:26
  • Sorry, @Mori, I had not been thinking. I had meant that we should also tag it as an adverb, but I see now that it had already been tagged as such. – Teacher KSHuang Mar 10 '17 at 8:02

The plan fell flat for the want of support.

Source: follow the link in Mori's answer.

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    Please edit to include an explanation of why this is correct; answers without explanation do not teach the patterns of the language well. See the Submitting Answers that merely answer the question discussion on meta. – Nathan Tuggy Mar 9 '17 at 12:24
  • @NathanTuggy: To google for a list of idioms starting with "fall" is what the questioner should have done in the first place so I'm reluctant, to say the least. – Hector von Mar 9 '17 at 14:19
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    If you discover that you should not have answered, save others the trouble of deleting your answer, please. – Nathan Tuggy Mar 9 '17 at 19:55
  • Please remember that many of the users here may not be able to easily search in English and may be uncertain what to search in the first place. Writing half-hearted answers to questions you feel are lazy is not helpful to them or to any users who may come along in the future. – Catija Mar 9 '17 at 21:41

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