V n on n
The 'base' group
These verbs are concerned with basing one thing on another, for example basing a theory on facts.
They tried to build an empire on shaky foundations.
The preposition is sometimes upon instead of on.
A practical program leading toward the abolition of nuclear weapons must be based upon firm principles.
The preposition on is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
The whole thing is predicated on whipping up demand for the tournament hotline.
The preposition on is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is V n on n -ing.
base build ground (usu passive) predicate (usu passive) be premised
That employment is predicated on them successfully passing a background and security check, which is executed by the government.