Questions tagged [prepositional-verbs]

This tag is for questions about idiomatic phrases of verb + preposition combinations. Examples include: look at, go into, care for. Any questions about usages of prepositional verbs should go under this tag.

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Assign someone to/in a city/country

Let's say an employee was assigned to work in a particular district/city/country etc. Can we say that person was assigned "to" or "in" there? In the Oxford Dictionary, the ...
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Should there be only one preposition in the following sentence: from or on?

This aircraft can take off from and land on both land and water. This aircraft can take off and land on both water and land. Are both these sentences grammatically correct? If yes, then which one ...
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My sentence ended up having two adjacent “for”s. Is it grammatical?

I’m writing comments for my NGINX configuration and one of them got two adjacent “for”s. Should I avoid this construction, or is it just plain off? What would be better ways to phrase it? “Two ...
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call someone vs. call to someone

One sense of the verb "call" is "to shout loudly." I'd like to know whether the preposition "to" is optional in the following sentences: Sheila was just sneaking out ...
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Question about obligatory separation of phrasal verbs

I have seen a couple of phrasal verbs that must be separated. One of them is "ask in" verb. My question is how I can separate and put my long phrase between verb and particle. For example: I ...
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Are prepositional verbs transitive verbs?

Are prepositional verbs transitive verbs? I ask that because some prepositional verbs can become passive verbs and the “object of preposition” can become the “subject” of passive prepositional verb.
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In what cases can I omit 'as' after 'marked'?

The context is software, as in: "fields marked as optional", "properties marked as private", etc. I saw people sometimes don't use 'as' in such phrases. Is there a rule to omit '...
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Which preposition is to be used with verb 'diagnose' ... something?

Which preposition is correct? She was diagnosed of placenta previa. or She was diagnosed with placenta previa.
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Are these two questions both grammarly correct?

What is the most suitable method of xxx for improving xxx? or What method of xxx is most suited to improve xxx? or What method of xxx is most suited for improving xxx? Sorry for the xxx, but I'd ...
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Verb + With/Of/From + noun

Is there any grammatical difference between prepositions in the following word combinations? Die from/of laughter, collapse with/from remorse, make haste from/(out) of necessity or is it purely a ...
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In the sentence "...redirecting your focus on to what is working..." Why ON TO and not only TO?

At first when I saw that sentence I thought the preposition ON was related to the verb focus, but at a second and third analyzes I sort of notice that focus is not being used as a verb in this ...
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"Someone of the opposite gender" vs "Someone from the opposite gender"

Which one of these two structures is correct? Or can they be used interchangeably? "Someone of the opposite gender" "Someone from the opposite gender" What I try to mean by ...
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Is 'means of' a prepositional verb?

In the sentence: "Rough and ready does not refer to time, but means of low or poor quality." Is 'means of' a prepositional verb? I searched for it in the internet but I didn't find a full reference ...
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Glanced over her shoulder around the restaurant

She glanced over her shoulder around the restaurant. Does the sentence make sense if she's sitting with her back to the rest of the restaurant? Is it possible to glance over your own shoulder around ...
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Getting discouraged (by / with / from) somebody

I was wondering which prepositions(s)sound(s)natural in the following scenarios: Scenario 1: I'm your father! I want you to stop smoking, Anna. That's really harmful to your health. Sometimes, you ...
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Difference between 'mulcted with' and 'mulcted of'

Mulct means ( mulct something of ) - Take money or possession from (someone) by fraudulent means. In this context, preposition " of " is understandable with this word. Example : Before he left for ...
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Verb + Preposition + Clause or Verb + Clause?

My question is straightforward: Should I use a preposition between a clause for verbs that ask a preposition? Examples: I am afraid of that you are infected. I am afraid that you are ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between "pleased with" and "pleased about"?

They say I'm pleased with your work \ performance (the noun implies duty or effort) I'm pleased about your wedding \ promotion (the noun is about some event) Is there a difference in ...
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using the verb "to be" with the word "above"

Are these correct? Health is above wealth. No one is above the law. The old man is above ninety. I am above forty. if it's OK, can you please give me another example?
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Enrolling a second major?! Enrolling IN?

I heard a sentence: "Enrolling a second major will increase the career option." But I think it should be enrolling "in" a second major. Am I right? I looked at dictionary examples and I didn't find ...
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listen (to) how/what

Here are excerpts from New York Post: The White Plains CPA’s whining began as soon as he trudged into the lower Manhattan courthouse on July 30, grousing to anyone who would listen how little time ...
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Is ‘switched on’ a prepositional verb?

He switched on a table lamp to banish the gloom of a winter afternoon. Is ‘switched on’ a prepositional verb? Is ‘To banish the gloom’ an infinitive phrase functioning as adverb, modifying the verb.
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"Both" vs "Both of" in case of passive voice

I am confused with this sentence: ...So, both of the speech signal and envelops were shifted with the same amount Should I use both or both of and why?
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The preposition to use after the verb "to turn"

I couldn't found the directions of using the proper prepositions with the verb to turn. What is the right way of usage: to turn to, to turn into or to turn without any preposition? Especially in ...
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Noun 'stuff' and the preposition for the verb 'do' in the phrase

I have to express something and I'd like to use stuff noun. The problem is a proper use do verb when doing is related to something. My phrase is Some privilege stuff should be done to it. I use it ...
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Head over to=go to?

Let's say there is a field reporter, where he/she is asking you to follow him/her to a place. "We are now walking around in this shopping mall looking for the department store section, oh there it ...
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When to use "divides into"

I am trying to find out when the following phrase is correct and what is a better choice for the cases where it is not: ... (1) divides into ... (2) Examples Example 1: (1) is for example a country ...