Grammar Patterns

Pattern combination 6: V ord prep; V n ord prep

Pattern combination 6: V ord prep; V n ord prep

In the pattern V ord prep, the verb is followed by an ordinal number and a prepositional phrase. In the pattern V n ord prep,the verb is followed by a noun group, an ordinal number, and a prepositional phrase. In both patterns, the prepositional phrase usually begins with among, in or out of. This pattern combination is symmetrical.There is only one verb, rank, with this combination of patterns. The pattern V ord prep has the structure Verb with two Adjuncts; the pattern V n ord prep has the structure Verb with Object and two Adjuncts.
The player ranked fourth in the world.
The junior team is ranked third in the world.
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