Grammar Patterns

V n n

Other productive uses

This pattern has a productive use, in which the first noun group is the Object and the second noun group is the Complement. Any verb which indicates that someone leaves or returns somewhere can be used in this structure. The verbs most frequently found with this pattern are depart and leave.
Guy Harwood should leave the course a happy man.

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