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AERC W19 Phrasal Verbs + One Word Verbs

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add up
e.g. James added up the number of responses
calculate
buy out
e.g. The large company bought out the smaller.
purchase
call off
e.g. The game was called off because of bad weather
cancel
carry out
e.g. Extensive tests have been carried out on the patient.
execute
find out
e.g. The purpose of the literature review is find out what has been said on the topic.
discover
get across
e.g. The paper has too many grammatical mistakes, meaning he couldn't get his message across.
communicate
give up
e.g. She doesn't give up easily.
surrender, quit
hold up
e.g. The plane was held up at the gate for hours.
delay
leave out
e.g. Do not leave out the source information.
omit
make up
e.g. Use quotes instead of making up examples.
fabricate
pass out
e.g. The TAs passed out the study guides.
distribute
point out
e.g. Hendriks (2010) points out that power...
explain
turn down
e.g. I was initially turned down the offer.
reject
use up
e.g. I used up all of my battery this morning.
exhaust
back out of
e.g. Several performers backed out of the concert.
abandon
call for
e.g. This calls for immediate action
requires, demands, necessitate
cut down on
e.g. Writers should cut down on unnecessary adverbs and adjectives
reduce
come up with
e.g. Come up with your own viewpoint on the topic.
invent, derive
give in
e.g. eventually, the company gave in to the demands for transparency.
yield
go on
e.g. The researcher went on to win a prestigious award.
continue
hold off
e.g. They held off spending money until spring break.
wait, delay
look into
e.g. This experiment will look into other explanations for the phenomenon.
research, investigate
make sure of
e.g. They scored another goal and made sure of victory.
ensure
take after
e.g. She takes after her scholarly mother and father.
resemble
touch on
e.g. You only touched on that idea.
mention, hint