The L2 exposure effect on avoidance of phrasal verbs by Arab ESL learners
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There is little doubt that the phrasal verb structure is problematic and can be very challenging to many English language learners. Research has demonstrated that English learners tend to misunderstand or avoid English phrasal verbs. It has been claimed that the long exposure to the English-speaking environment might be an important factor in the nonavoidance of phrasal verbs. This study investigates the avoidance of phrasal verbs by Arab ESL learners in relation to phrasal verb types (literal, semi-transparent, and idiomatic) and their length of exposure to the English-speaking environment ...