Grammar Patterns

V in n

V in n

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. In Structure I, the preposition is followed by an '-ing' form.This pattern has four structures:
    Structure I: Verbs in phase
    He succeeded in catching it.
    Structure II: Verb with prepositional Complement
    The secret lies in planning ahead.
    Structure III: Verb with prepositional Object
    They believe in democracy.
    Structure IV: Verb with Adjunct
    They were wallowing in the mud.
Structure I: Verbs in phaseStructure II: Verb with prepositional ComplementStructure III: Verb with prepositional ObjectStructure IV: Verb with AdjunctOther related patterns

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