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Multi-Word Verbs

girl-2771936_640We generally avoid using multi-word verbs in academic writing. Words such as, write down, take back, and look up are replaced with write, return, and search.

In academic writing, single-word verbs convey, or communicate a stronger message than multi-word verbs. See Academic Writing for more information.

Richard Carrigan

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years. He has experience teaching professional and academic English. He earned his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.

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