V n

Structure III: Verb with Adjunct

V n
 Verb groupnoun group
Ihave to acta certain way.
Very few peoplethinkthat way.
Verbs with this structure are all concerned with doing something. The Adjunct indicates how the action is done. In most cases, the Adjunct contains the noun way. This pattern is productive: many verbs occur in the pattern V n if the noun group contains the word way. The verbs listed here are the ones which are most frequently used in this way.
It's standard procedure not to reveal sources if you're working alone. The resistance forces always operated that way during the war.
Once nine out of 10 people realise they will be better off, then I think they will be inclined to vote Labour.
  • act
  • live
  • operate
  • play
  • talk
  • think
  • vote (a political party)
  • walk
  • work
  • Structure information: Verb with Adjunct

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