Grammar Patterns

Pattern combinations

Pattern combinations

A reciprocal verb has one of these three pattern combinations:
    Pattern combination 1: pl-n V; V with n
    We quarrelled.He quarrelled with his father.
    Pattern combination 2: pl-n V n; V n with n
    We have reached a compromise.France has reached a compromise with Britain.
    Pattern combination 3: pl-n V; V n
    We embraced.He embraced her.
Pattern combination 1: pl-n V; V with nPattern combination 2: pl-n V n; V n with nPattern combination 3: pl-n V; V nOther patterns of reciprocal verbsEmphasizing reciprocityOther verbs with reciprocal meaningsReciprocal phrases

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