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Can anyone give me a little prepositonal help?

Unread postby TutorT » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:11 pm

In the following sentences -
I am up against the odds.
I am up against the wall.
Does the word "up"form part of a prepositional phrase - up against? Or is "against" the only preposition in the sentence?
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Re: Can anyone give me a little prepositonal help?

Unread postby ICAL_Pete » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:07 am

"to be up against" is a compound phrasal verb (verb + preposition + preposition)

See the free, online Grammar Guide in the ICALwiki for more.
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Re: Can anyone give me a little prepositonal help?

Unread postby TutorT » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:20 pm

Thanks for the "heads up" Pete
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