The use of prepositions is one of the difficult aspects of learning English. A preposition is a function word that appears before nouns and relates to some other constructions in the sentence.
A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and one or more prepositions that functions as a single unit of meaning. Phrasal verbs are commonly used in writing. As an ESL learner, learn some phrases.
Move ahead: advance beyond.
e.g. If you wish to move ahead in you career, you need a higher degree.
Move along: continue to move.
e.g. Come on! Move along; there's nothing to see here
Move around: walk around a bit here and there.
e.g. Can you sit still, instead of moving around?
Move aside: step out of the way.
e.g. Please move aside so that the crowd can get through.
Move away: withdraw from someone or something.
e.g. Let's move away from those smokers.
Move back: move back and away.
e.g. Please move back! We need more space here.
Move on something: do something about something.
e.g. This is an issue we must move on.
e.g. You must move on this matter and give it your top priority.
Move up: advance; go higher.
e.g. She is trying to move her son up the social ladder/
Remain ahead of :keep up with.
e.g. I don't think we can remain ahead of all the orders coming in.
Remain away: stay away from.
Remain in: stay within something.
e.g. Please remain in the house until I come back.
Remain on: stay on (a medication)
e.g. Doctor, how long will I remain on this medication?
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