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IYO, is “sailed through” a prepositional verb or a phrasal verb in the sentence below?
She sailed through her exams.
"Sailed" is an intransitive verb, while "through her exams" is a prepositional phrase used as an adverb.
March 12, 2007, 7:10pm
"Sailed through" is nothing. It's a verb and a preposition acting as a direct object.
If you diagram it out it makes sense.
She | sailed / through her exams
September 29, 2005, 7:19pm
looks like a phrase to me. i guess i'd only be a prepositional verb if it was used in a sentence like "she sailed through the current" or someting...
August 25, 2005, 12:34pm
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August 26, 2005, 10:53am
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