Grammar Patterns

V n with n

II.15 The 'be born' group

These verbs are concerned with having an illness or handicap. The prepositional phrase indicates the illness or handicap.
Wilson has been afflicted with knee trouble.
I was born with cerebral palsy.
He has just been diagnosed with leukaemia.
  • afflict (usu passive)
  • be born
  • diagnose (usu passive)
  • lay up (usu passive)
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