Grammar Patterns

V n with n

II.10 The 'populate' group

These verbs are concerned with providing or populating a place with people or things.
It seemed to be entirely peopled with men and women in blue or green suits.
His style is typical of the ruling families who populate the foreign ministry with their offspring.
Most fields have been sown with rye grass or abandoned to thistles.
She stocked her little cupboard with biscuits and snacks.
  • people (usu passive)
  • plant
  • populate
  • restock
  • sow (usu passive)
  • staff (usu passive)
  • stock
  • stock up
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