Grammar Patterns

Pattern combinations

Pattern combinations

An ergative reciprocal verb has one of these three pattern combinations:
    Pattern combination 1: pl-n V; V with n; V pl-n; V n with n
    The liquids will blend to make a rich sauce.The chocolate blends with the coffee.Blend the remaining ingredients.Blend the remaining ingredients.Blend the butter with the sugar.
    Pattern combination 2: V; pl-n V n; V n with n
    The peace talks will reopen tomorrow.The two groups reopened talks yesterday.They have reopened negotiations with the government.
    Pattern combination 3: pl-n V; V n; V pl-n; V n to/with n
    The furniture all matched.Her hat matched her coat.Match the two lengths of cloth.We will match the fabric to your existing furnishing.
Pattern combination 1: pl-n V; V with n; V pl-n; V n with nPattern combination 2: V; pl-n V n; V n with nPattern combination 3: pl-n V; V n; V pl-n; V n to/with n

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