Grammar Patterns

V at n

V at n

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of at and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. The passive pattern is be V-ed at.This pattern has two structures:
    Structure I: Verb with prepositional Complement
    Unemployment is running at 17 per cent.
    Structure II: Verb with prepositional Object
    They swore at him.
Structure I: Verb with prepositional ComplementStructure II: Verb with prepositional ObjectOther structuresOther related patterns

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