Most verbs can be followed by adverbs of manner or place. When information about manner or place is not essential, the adverb group is not part of the pattern. The verbs dealt with below are ones which are always or typically followed by a particular adverb or small group of adverbs.Many verbs which can be followed by an adverb group can also be followed by a range of prepositions. These verbs are dealt with in Section 1 above. Verbs which can also be followed by one or two specific prepositions are dealt with in the sections on verbs followed by individual prepositions (Sections 5 to 33 below), as well as in this section.Verbs with the pattern V adv belong to the following meaning groups:The 'do well' groupThe 'clean' groupThe 'bruise' groupThe 'scare' groupThe 'swing' groupThe 'get somewhere' groupThe 'phone' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure informationOther related patterns
V advThe verb is followed by an adverb group.This pattern has one structure:
Verb with AdjunctThey did well.
|Verb group||adverb group|
|She||is doing||well||at school.|
|My skin||was peeling||off.|