Grammar Patterns

V n that

Verbs with other meanings

There are three other verbs which have this pattern.
In the case of lay, the noun group is always money or odds.
The sky's the limit and I'd lay money he will go on to play for England.
In the case of hit and strike, the that-clause qualifies the noun thought rather than being part of a true verb pattern.
The thought struck me that she was the wrong age for this.
  • hit
  • lay
  • strike
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