There are innumerable verbs that should be followed by "adverbs or preposition", but at the same time, they are not "phrasal verbs"
My question is: why we put the adverbs and preposition after the verbs, does it to complete the meaning or these specific kind of verbs cannot stand alone "without prep or adv"
Look at this example:
- several students were slouching against the wall.
In the dictionary mentioned that we the verb "slouch" should be followed either a prep or an adv.
Does that mean we cannot put the sentence in this form:- several students were slouching.?
I really have this problem that I can't determine whether some verbs needs "prep or adv" or not.
Look at these following examples. -the ponies galloped along the sand or galloped off.
Why can't we take "along..." or "off" and stay the sentence makes sense.
the man lurched drunkenly out of the bar.
They rode along narrow country lanes.