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Tag mirrors the auxiliary verb: It won't, will it? | Had been vs. are
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Document through before vs. up before #1 (permalink) Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:18 am   Document through before vs. up before
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #7 "English Prepositions", question 3

Please read this document out before you make your mind up because it's very important to understand the details.

(a) out
(b) before
(c) up

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #7 "English Prepositions", answer 3

Please read this document through before you make your mind up because it's very important to understand the details.

Correct entry: through
The error was: (a) out

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
Please read this document up before you make your mind up because it's very important to understand the details.
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Can we change the words around? such as...

Please read this document through before YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND because it's very important to understand the details.

Please explain. Thank you in advance.

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Document through before vs. up before #2 (permalink) Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:39 am   Document through before vs. up before
 

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Yes. Many phrasals can separate the verb from its particle:

Make up one's mind = make one's mind up
Turn on the radio = turn the radio on
.

If it uses a pronoun object, though, they must be separated:

turn it on NOT (X) turn on it.

Other phrasal verbs cannot be separated:

Look after
Call on
Run into

etc.
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