V n from n
The 'remove' group
These verbs are concerned with removing someone or something from somewhere, either physically or metaphorically. We include here verbs like deduct and subtract, which are concerned with taking something away from a total.In the case of absent, the noun group following the verb is always a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl from n. The phrasal verb tear away often has the pattern V pron-refl P from n.
He was deported from Britain after serving part of a 12-year prison sentence.
He's in a critical but stable condition after having surgery to remove a blood clot from the brain.
The proper way to measure the real interest rate is to subtract expected inflation from the nominal interest rate.
He stood up and lifted his hand to wipe the rain and the sweat from his brow.
He absented himself from the conference debate to visit a local building society.
With a great wrench, he tore himself away from everything that he held most dear.
In the case of clip, cut, deduct, and subtract, the noun group following the verb is always or often an amount. This pattern is V amount from n.
absent abstract avert banish chase clear clip crop cut deduct deport (usu passive) dislodge dismiss disqualify distract divert drain eject eliminate erase evict excise exclude exile expunge extract extradite (usu passive) flick hound (usu passive) mop pare peel pluck prize pull purge remove roust shave skim squeeze strike subtract take unload wipe withdraw strip away take away tear away turn out
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