V on n
V on nThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of on and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. In Structure I, the preposition is followed by an '-ing' form.Some verbs are sometimes followed by upon instead of on. Upon is a more formal or literary word.The passive pattern is be V-ed on.This pattern has three structures:
Structure I: Verbs in phaseShe insisted on paying.
Structure II: Verb with prepositional ObjectHe remarked on the heat.
Structure III: Verb with AdjunctPolice are converging on the area.