V in n
V in nThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. In Structure I, the preposition is followed by an '-ing' form.This pattern has four structures:
Structure I: Verbs in phaseHe succeeded in catching it.
Structure II: Verb with prepositional ComplementThe secret lies in planning ahead.
Structure III: Verb with prepositional ObjectThey believe in democracy.
Structure IV: Verb with AdjunctThey were wallowing in the mud.