Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
The phrasal verb is a unique type of verb phrase that consists of a main verb, usually of only one or two syllables, followed by a particle, that works as a single semantic unit. Such meaning, however, is characteristically expressed in idomatic terms, which poses a formidable problem for students of English as a second language. To be understood, this meaning must be figuratively interpreted as well as literally translated.
Kovitz, David Immanuel, "Looking into phrasal verbs" (2003). Theses Digitization Project. 2362.