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I've had this question for a really long time and I can't still figure out how am I supposed to use phrasal verbs.

Why sometimes people just say "my mom's coming tonight" but they also say phrases like "he's coming over to watch a movie".
In the first case we can also say my mom's coming OVER tonight, right?
Why people get rid of the word "over"?.
On the other hand in the second phrase can we also say "he's coming to watch a movie", do we?

It's not only with this phrasal verb but with many others like freak out why you guys sometimes say "my parents freaked when I told them" why in this case you don't say "freaked out". Is there's any grammar rule for this? if so please let me know or people just like to get ride of some words because it sounds better. I don't know it's a little confusing, I'd love if anyone can help me *OUT* with this 😭

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I've had this question for a really long time and I can't still figure out how am I supposed to use phrasal verbs. 

Why sometimes people just say "my mom's coming tonight" but they also say phrases like "he's coming over to watch a movie". 
In the first case we can also say my mom's coming OVER tonight, right? 
Why people get rid of the word "over"?. 
On the other hand in the second phrase can we also say "he's coming to watch a movie", do we? 

It's not only with this phrasal verb but with many others like freak out why you guys sometimes say "my parents freaked when I told them" why in this case you don't say "freaked out". Is there's any grammar rule for this? if so please let me know or people just like to get ride of some words because it sounds better. I don't know it's a little confusing, I'd love if anyone can help me *OUT* with this 😭
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