Grammar Patterns

V n from n

V n from n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of from and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.The passive pattern is be V-ed from n.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct
    I borrowed the money from my father.
Active voice: V n from n/-ing
 Verb groupnoun groupfromnoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Heborrowedmoneyfromfriends.
Eighty years of ploughinghave not erasedthe signs of warfromthe landscape.
The trade embargopreventsthemfromselling oil.
Passive voice: be V-ed from n/-ing
 Verb groupfromnoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Theyshould be discouragedfromharbouring grudges.
The top seedshave been eliminatedfromthe World Doubles Championship.
Hewas extraditedfromthe United States.
Three foxeswere savedfrombeing savagely ripped apart.
Phrasal verbsActive voice: V n P from n, V P n (not pron) from n
 Verb groupnoun groupParticlefromnoun group
SubjectVerb...Object...VerbAdjunct
Darren's shaggy dog hair stylemarkshimoutfromthe crowd.
What biological characteristicssetusapartfromother animals?
 Verb groupParticlenoun groupfromnoun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Ozonefiltersoutharmful radiationfromsunlight.
The black nighthad takenawaythe colourfromall things.
Passive voice: be V-ed P from n
 Verb groupParticlefromnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
The side alleywas walledofffromthe back garden.
A trawlerwas warnedawayfromthe area.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'demand' and 'get' groupThe 'remove' groupThe 'transfer' groupThe 'separate' groupThe 'stop' groupThe 'deflect' groupThe 'conceal' groupThe 'protect' groupThe 'rescue' groupThe 'make' groupThe 'absolve' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure informationOther related patterns

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