2 V amount
2 V amountThe verb is followed by a word or phrase indicating an amount.
Other related patterns are:
Twenty-four minus five is nineteen.
V amount adj
The tunnel is six hundred metres long.
V amount adv
The parasols measure 3 metres across.
See Chapter 1, Section 5, meaning groups I.1 and I.2, and 'Other related patterns'.
V amount in n
Each aviary will be 5 metres in width and 3.5 metres high.