from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Referring to, or used in the manner of, a phrase.
- adj. Being a phrase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or consisting of a phrase; con sisting of two or more words.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or functioning as a phrase
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Thanks, Adrian, for that insight into the stress patterns in phrasal verbs.
Because the rules and guidelines are not commonly understood, hyphens in phrasal adjectives tend to be ignored or haphazardly applied.
9 Responses to “Hyphens in phrasal adjectives” conor b. says:
On the other hand, the lists of examples often include items that, however you stretch the definiton, can hardly be classified as phrasal verbs.
Snowclone is the unlovely name given to the notion of phrasal templates, or what might be called do-it-yourself cliché kits.
It is, instead, functioning syntactically in English as a particle, tightly glued to the verb "stumble" and both of them together are called a phrasal verb.
If there's really an editor at that paper who enforces a "rule" that object pronouns must follow the intransitive prepositions of so-called phrasal verbs, there should be plenty of evidence.
It looks like some kind of phrasal gender harmony.
If there’s really an editor at that paper who enforces a “rule” that object pronouns must follow the intransitive prepositions of so-called phrasal verbs, there should be plenty of evidence.
Typically half our lesson is informal where he tells me things he has heard that confuse him, or asks about language topics aimed to help him get on better at work, and for the other half he picks a formal topic such as phrasal verbs and we run through some examples.