Grammar Patterns

General it as Object

2 pl-n V it P; V it P with n

All these verbs are reciprocal verbs (see Chapter 6). They have two patterns:
    V it P with n: The verb is used with a Subject referring to one participant and followed by it, a particle, and a prepositional phrase beginning with with which indicates the other participant.
    pl-n V it P: The verb is used with a plural Subject and is followed by it and a particle.
pl-n V it P
plural noun groupVerb groupitParticle
SubjectVerb...Object...Verb
She and her mothermadeitup.
Reformers and conservativessluggeditout.
V it P with n
 Verb groupitParticlewithnoun group
SubjectVerb...Object...VerbAdjunct
I'll makeitupwithhim.
Hetries to slugitoutwithbigger, stronger men.
Verbs with this combination of patterns belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'battle it out' groupThe 'hit it off' group

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