VERB + OBJECT + PARTICLE + PREPOSITION + OBJECT

In the English Grammar Profile, C2 point 62 in the category of VERBS is defined as:

direct object with some prepositional verbs as well as an object of the preposition.

*As with other phrasal verb grammar points, this one is also best dealt with through the EVP.  

We begin our search in iWeb with:

_V _P _RP _I

1 BRING IT BACK TO 6381

Fill this out and bring it back to me.

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2 PUT IT BACK IN 5880
3 PASS IT ON TO 4999
4 TAKE YOU BACK TO 4948
5 BRINGS US BACK TO 4531
6 LEAVE IT ON FOR 4517
7 SEND IT BACK TO 4162
8 HELP YOU OUT WITH 3977

My boss can help you out with that.

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9 SET YOU UP FOR 3861
10 MAKE IT BACK TO 3808
11 BREAK IT DOWN INTO 3736
12 CHECK IT OUT FOR 3719
13 PUT IT BACK ON 3681
14 NARROWED IT DOWN TO 3619
15 SET YOURSELF UP FOR 3585

16 LET YOU IN ON 3583

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17 TAKE IT BACK TO 3516
18 HELP ME OUT WITH 3361
19 TRY IT OUT FOR 3345
20 BRING THEM BACK TO 3259
21 GET IT OVER WITH 3234
22 TURN IT BACK ON 3128
23 TOP IT OFF WITH 2946
24 BRINGS ME BACK TO 2926
25 SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR 2868
26 MADE IT BACK TO 2843
27 CHECK IT OUT AT 2685
28 GET IT BACK TO 2643
29 GET YOU BACK ON 2629
30 FOLLOW IT UP WITH 2568
31 BRING YOU BACK TO 2545
32 SET YOU UP WITH 2541
33 TAKES ME BACK TO 2493
34 MIX IT UP WITH 2453
35 PUT THEM BACK IN 2435
36 SET IT UP FOR 2426
37 CHECK IT OUT ON 2425

38 TAKES US BACK TO 2392

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39 FOLLOWED IT UP WITH 2374
40 PUT IT DOWN TO 2315
41 TAKES YOU BACK TO 2275
42 GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO 2230
43 FILL IT UP WITH 2207
44 TAKE IT OUT ON 2182
45 FILL YOU IN ON 2172
46 SET IT UP IN 2137
47 GIVE IT BACK TO 1983
48 BACK IT UP WITH 1940
49 BROUGHT ME BACK TO 1896
50 CHECK IT OUT IN 1850
51 HOLDING YOU BACK FROM 1798
52 PICK IT UP AT 1789
53 LOOK IT UP ON 1786
54 TRY IT OUT ON 1772
55 HOOK YOU UP WITH 1771
56 BATTLE IT OUT FOR 1725
57 TOOK IT BACK TO 1708
58 HELP YOU OUT IN 1701
59 BRING HIM BACK TO 1685
60 GET YOU BACK TO 1667
61 TOOK ME BACK TO 1661
62 SET THEM UP FOR 1623
63 BROUGHT IT BACK TO 1612
64 TAKE US BACK TO 1594
65 PASSED IT ON TO 1581
66 TAKE YOU UP ON 1578
67 PICK YOU UP AT 1543
68 WASH IT OFF WITH 1542
69 BREAK IT DOWN FOR 1523
70 NARROW IT DOWN TO 1504
71 BREAK IT UP INTO 1492
72 SEND THEM BACK TO 1492
73 MAKE IT OUT TO 1460
74 PUT IT BACK INTO 1443
75 TAKE IT UP WITH 1435
76 FINISH IT OFF WITH 1427
77 MADE IT THROUGH TO 1426
78 PUT IT UP ON 1420
79 PICK IT UP FROM 1406
80 PASS IT ALONG TO 1397
81 TAKE ME BACK TO 1397
82 LOOK IT UP IN 1394
83 MAKE IT THROUGH TO 1386
84 DROP IT OFF AT 1380
85 FIGURE IT OUT ON 1372
86 TURN IT OVER TO 1365
87 GET IT DOWN TO 1353
88 BRINGING IT BACK TO 1320
89 PUT THEM BACK ON 1317
90 PICK IT UP IN 1315
91 PICK THEM UP AT 1315
92 TAKE THEM BACK TO 1269
93 CUT IT DOWN TO 1257
94 GET IT BACK IN 1257
95 CHECK THEM OUT ON 1242
96 PLUG IT BACK IN 1240
97 PICK YOU UP FROM 1232
98 DRESS IT UP WITH 1216
99 FIGURE IT OUT FOR 1214
100 ARE YOU UP FOR 1209


A search in COCA for:

_VV _A _N _RP _I

*There are many idiomatic phrases here!

1 KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR 738
2 TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 163
3 TURNED HIS ATTENTION BACK TO 139
4 KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR 136
5 GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT 123
6 GET THE WORD OUT TO 105
7 THROW THE BABY OUT WITH 96
8 MADE HIS WAY BACK TO 94
9 TAKE A STEP BACK FROM 87
10 FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO 84
11 TAKE MY HAT OFF TO 84
12 TURNED HER ATTENTION BACK TO 72
13 PULL THE RUG OUT FROM 71
14 GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO 66
15 FIND MY WAY BACK TO 62
16 WORKED HIS WAY UP FROM 56
17 GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON 54
18 MADE HER WAY BACK TO 53
19 FIND HIS WAY BACK TO 51
20 MADE THEIR WAY BACK TO 51
21 MADE MY WAY BACK TO 50
22 GET A LOT OUT OF 47
23 GET YOUR ASS BACK IN 46
24 PULLED THE RUG OUT FROM 44
25 MADE HIS WAY OVER TO 43
26 MAKE THEIR WAY BACK TO 43
27 THROWING THE BABY OUT WITH 43
28 TOOK A STEP BACK FROM 43
29 GET A LEG UP ON 42
30 FIND YOUR WAY BACK TO 41
31 FIND A WAY BACK TO 40
32 SENT THE CASE BACK TO 40
33 KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR 39
34 PUT THE GENIE BACK IN 39
35 FIND HER WAY BACK TO 38
36 GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT 38
37 KEPT AN EYE OUT FOR 36
38 PUT HIS FEET UP ON 35
39 MAKES HIS WAY OVER TO 33
40 TURNED THE BALL OVER ON 33
41 FIND OUR WAY BACK TO 32
42 FOUND HIS WAY BACK TO 31
43 MAKES HIS WAY BACK TO 31
44 STUCK HER TONGUE OUT AT 31
45 KEEP AN EYE OUT ON 30
46 SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT 30
47 TURN THE CLOCK BACK TO 30
48 TURNS HIS ATTENTION BACK TO 28
49 WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH 28
50 WORKED HIS WAY UP THROUGH 28
51 GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO 27
52 GIVE THE MONEY BACK TO 26
53 MADE MY WAY OVER TO 26
54 MAKE HIS WAY BACK TO 26
55 MAKE OUR WAY BACK TO 25
56 PULLING THE RUG OUT FROM 25
57 PUT A CALL IN TO 25
58 PUT HER HEAD DOWN ON 25
59 GET OUR ECONOMY BACK ON 24
60 KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR 24
61 GIVE THE BABY UP FOR 23
62 MADE HER WAY OVER TO 23
63 MAKE MY WAY BACK TO 23
64 PULLS THE RUG OUT FROM 23
65 TAKE A LOT OUT OF 23
66 TAKING A LOOK BACK AT 23
67 LEANED HER HEAD BACK AGAINST 22
68 FOUND MY WAY BACK TO 21
69 GIVE THE CHILD UP FOR 21
70 MAKING HIS WAY BACK TO 21
71 GET A CALLER IN ON 20
72 GET THE COUNTRY BACK ON 20
73 GET MY LIFE BACK ON 20
74 KEEP THE LIGHTS ON IN 20
75 PUT HIS HEAD DOWN ON 20
76 TAKE A STEP BACK IN 20
77 TOOK A YEAR OFF FROM 20
78 TURN THE LIGHTS BACK ON 20
79 TURNING HIS ATTENTION BACK TO 20
80 GET OUR COUNTRY BACK ON 19
81 MADE OUR WAY BACK TO 19
82 FOUND HER WAY BACK TO 18
83 DROP THE KIDS OFF AT 18
84 FIND A WAY BACK INTO 18
85 KEEPS AN EYE OUT FOR 18
86 TAKE A DAY OFF FROM 18
87 TURN THEIR NOSES UP AT 18
88 TURNED MY ATTENTION BACK TO 18
89 FIND ITS WAY BACK TO 17
90 PUT HER FEET UP ON 17
91 TAKING A STEP BACK FROM 17
92 WORKED HIS WAY BACK TO 17
93 WORKING HIS WAY BACK FROM 17
94 GET HIS LIFE BACK ON 16
95 GETTING THE ECONOMY BACK ON 16
96 GETTING THE WORD OUT TO 16
97 GOT THE BALL BACK WITH 16
98 GOT THE RESULTS BACK FROM 16
99 LED THE WAY BACK TO 16
100 PUSHED HIS CHAIR BACK FROM 16

 

 

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