Grammar Patterns

2 V amount

2 V amount

The verb is followed by a word or phrase indicating an amount.
Twenty-four minus five is nineteen.
Other related patterns are:

V amount adj

The tunnel is six hundred metres long.

V amount adv

The parasols measure 3 metres across.

V amount in n

Each aviary will be 5 metres in width and 3.5 metres high.
See Chapter 1, Section 5, meaning groups I.1 and I.2, and 'Other related patterns'.

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