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Prepositional verb or phrasal verb?

IYO, is “sailed through” a prepositional verb or a phrasal verb in the sentence below?

She sailed through her exams.

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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...

E T August 25, 2005, 8:34am

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mara August 26, 2005, 6:53am

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"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

Ben September 29, 2005, 3:19pm

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"Sailed" is an intransitive verb, while "through her exams" is a prepositional phrase used as an adverb.

calamitas March 12, 2007, 3:10pm

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Yes     No