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Abbreviations used for quick reference:

N = noun 

A = adjective 

V = verb 

VV = versatile verb. In other words:  the verb in question can be followed by a variety of prepositions, whichever best describes the action that follows. This is particularly true of any verb that suggests motion, such as walk, run , crawl , creep, inch, hide, etc.

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JOIN (V)

Why don’t you use a gate to join the garage onto the house?

“Civilization . . has to do not with things but with the invisible ties that join one thing to another.” (Antoine de Sainte-Exupery, Wartime Writings)

They joined with the crowd at the first opportunity.

FAR

I don’t like to go too far from home.

This is far from what you promised me.

How far is it to your house?


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