V n on n
Structure informationThe noun group following the verb is the Object, and the prepositional phrase is an Adjunct. This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed on n. The prepositional phrase is an Adjunct. Though the prepositional phrase in this structure usually comes after the noun group,it sometimes comes before it, especially when the noun group is a long one. Verbs in the 'bestow' group above have this ordering very frequently.
Expensive clothes do not necessarily bestow upon the wearer style or distinction.
Five Alsatian dogs from a private security firm were brought in to impress on the men the seriousness of the situation, and in this they were most successful.Phrasal verb patterns are the same except that there is also a particle, P. The Object comes either between the verb and the particle, or after the particle. If the Object comes after the particle, it cannot be a personal pronoun. You say
She took it out on meor
She took out her anger on mebut you do not say She took out it on me.