Grammar Patterns

Pattern combination 2: V prep/adv; V n prep/adv

Pattern combination 2: V prep/adv; V n prep/adv

In the pattern V prep/adv, the verb is followed by a prepositional phrase or an adverb group. In the pattern V n prep/adv, the verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase or adverb group. This pattern combination is symmetrical. This combination of patterns has four combinations of structures, depending on whether there is a prepositional phrase or an adverb group in the pattern, and on what the preposition is:
    Structure combination (i): Verb with prepositional Complement; Verb with Object and prepositional Object Complement
    The prince changed into a frog.A magician changed the prince into a frog.
    Structure combination (ii): Verb with prepositional Object; Verb with Object and prepositional Object
    Beauty equates with goodness.He equated beauty with goodness.
    Structure combination(iii): Verb with prepositional Object; Verb with Object and Adjunct
    He quickly integrated into the society around him.They tried to integrate him into their society.
    Structure combination (iv): Verb with Adjunct; Verb with Object and Adjunct
    The coach halted in front of the ballroom.The footman halted the coach in front of the ballroom.
Structure combination (i): Verb with prepositional Complement; Verb with Object and prepositional Object ComplementStructure combination (ii): Verb with prepositional Object; Verb with Object and prepositional ObjectStructure combination (iii): Verb with prepositional Object; Verb with Object and Adjunct.Structure combination (iv): Verb with Adjunct; Verb with Object and Adjunct

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