Grammar Patterns

V n by n

The 'grab' group

These verbs are concerned with grabbing or holding someone by a part of their body.
He grabbed Rivers by the shoulders and dragged him out of the car.
Grasping her by the hand, he led her towards Lumley, and introduced her as his sister's daughter, Waboose.
Sunny's father took his protesting daughter with him. He had her by the arm and was propelling her firmly across the gravel to the back entrance to the cafe.
  • catch
  • grab
  • grasp
  • have
  • hold
  • take
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