Grammar Patterns

V n n

Structure I: Verb with two Objects

Active voice: V n n
 Verb groupnoun groupnoun group
SubjectVerbObjectObject
Iboughthimlunch.
Her boyfriendgavehera diamond ring.
 Singmea song!
Passive voice: be V-ed n
 Verb groupnoun group
SubjectVerbObject
Wewere broughta salad.
A great giftwas being offeredme.
Phrasal verbsActive voice: V n P n, V n n P
 Verb groupnoun groupParticlenoun group
SubjectVerb...Object...VerbObject
Theylethimoffhis debts.
Ipaidherbackher money.
 Verb groupnoun groupnoun groupParticle
SubjectVerb...ObjectObject...Verb
I'll giveyouseventyback.
Hepaidthemthe moneyback.
Passive voice: be V-ed P n, be V-ed n P
 Verb groupParticlenoun group
SubjectVerbObject
Studentsare being turnedofffurther learning.
 Verb groupnoun groupParticle
SubjectVerb...Object...Verb
Hewas givenhis moneyback.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
I.1 The 'give' groupI.2 The 'bring' groupI.3 The 'tell' and 'send' groupI.4 The 'cost' and 'save' groupI.5 The 'envy' groupI.6 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with two Objects

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