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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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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What is the difference between “talk with” and “talk to”

I have a piece of text in which it's written this We even got to talk to Zack Warden for a few minutes while he was chilling... I know the meaning, but my question is the little differences ...
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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 ...