Grammar Patterns

V n with n

Structure information: Verb with Object and Adjunct

The noun group is the Object, and the prepositional phrase is an Adjunct.This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed with n. The prepositional phrase is an Adjunct.The prepositional phrase usually comes after the noun group.Sometimes, however, the prepositional phrase comes before the noun group, especially when the noun group is a long one.
Sceptics are right to treat with caution the results produced using this method.
Phrasal verb patterns are the same except that there is also a particle, P. The Object comes either between the verb and the particle, or after the particle. If the Object comes after the particle, it cannot be a personal pronoun. You say
He followed it up with another record
or
He followed up this success with another record
but you do not say He followed up it with another record.

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