Grammar Patterns

V at n

Other structures

With three verbs, the prepositional phrase is an Adjunct. Only one noun, or a very restricted range of nouns, can occur in the prepositional phrase.
He was wearing a grey cotton jacket and a shirt which was fraying at the collar.
Marie would cook a meal for them and Jean would wait at table.
  • fray (at the edges/collar/cuffs)
  • froth (at the mouth)
  • wait (at table)
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