Compound_Verbs - Spoken English / 504 Compound Verbs Unit...

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Spoken English / 504 Unit II Compound Verbs The following is a partial list of two-word verbs that are stressed on the adverb (particle). In most forms, the particle can be shifted (moved) to a position after the object. This is called Particle Shift. (e.g., Please bring back these forms tomorrow (unshifted) or Please bring these forms back tomorrow (shifted). * = not possible to move particle ob = obligatory particle shift, particle must be moved * be fed up (with) ( tired or sick of ): Joe is fed up with his job. bring back ( return ): Please bring these forms back tomorrow. bring on ( cause ): What brought on the argument? bring out ( reveal, show ): The artist brought out the beauty in her face. bring up ( rear children ): They brought up their children in the country * brush up (on) ( review ): I need to brush up on my chemistry. call back ( telephone again ): Could you call back at 2:00? call off ( cancel ): The exam on Friday has been called off. check off ( mark an item on a list ): He checked our names off as we entered. * check up (on) ( investigate ): I'll check up on him tomorrow. * come up with ( present, produce ): The students came up with some good examples. cross off ( delete by drawing a line through ): Mary was crossed off the list. ob
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course EDU T&L 504 taught by Professor Amy during the Spring '12 term at Ohio State.

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