Grammar Patterns

Pattern combination 3: V adj; V n adj

Pattern combination 3: V adj; V n adj

In the pattern V adj, the verb is followed by an adjective group. In the pattern V n adj, the verb is followed by a noun group and an adjective group. This pattern combination is symmetrical. This combination of patterns has one structure combination:
    Verb with Complement; Verb with Object and Object Complement
    The door slammed shut.She slammed the door shut.
V adj
 Verb groupadjective group
SubjectVerbComplement
Some twigsjerkedfree.
A doorslammedshut.
The locksnappedshut.
V n adj
 Verb groupnoun groupadjective group
SubjectVerbObjectObject Complement
The boyjerkedhimselffree of Andrew's grasp.
Sheslammedthe doorshut.
The Majorsnappedhis boxshut.
Verbs with this combination of patterns belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'slam shut' groupThe 'work free' groupVerbs with other meanings

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