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.
That employment is predicated on them successfully passing a background and security check, which is executed by the government.
  • base
  • build
  • ground (usu passive)
  • predicate (usu passive)
  • be premised
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