Grammar Patterns

V n with n

Structure II: Verb with Object and Adjunct

Active voice: V n with n/-ing
 Verb groupnoun groupwithnoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Iconsolemyselfwithwriting up my notes.
Youcan exchangeinformationwithother computer users.
Heplaysfootballwiththe staff.
Passive voice: be V-ed with n
 Verb groupwithnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
The paperwill be printedwithyour own name.
A dealhas been struckwiththe authorities.
Active voice: V n P with n, V P n (not pron) with n
 Verb groupnoun groupParticlewithnoun group
SubjectVerb...Object...VerbAdjunct
Shepatchedthingsupwithher son.
Theyare takingthe matterupwiththe school.
 Verb groupParticlenoun groupwithnoun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Weloadupthe carwithguns.
 Stockupyour cupboardwithtins of tomatoes.
Passive voice: be V-ed P with n
 Verb groupParticlewithnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
The productsare paddedoutwithfat and water.
Theywere weigheddownwithserious debts.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'provide' groupII.2 The 'imbue' groupII.3 The 'agree' groupII.4 The 'share' groupII.5 The 'decorate' groupII.6 The 'cover' groupII.7 The 'fill' groupII.8 The 'flavour' groupII.9 The 'shower' groupII.10 The 'populate' groupII.11 The 'greet' groupII.12 The 'bore' groupII.13 The 'beset' groupII.14 The 'busy' groupII.15 The 'be born' groupII.16 The 'begin' and 'end' groupII.17 The 'follow' groupII.18 The 'replace' groupII.19 The 'help' groupII.20 The 'charge' groupII.21 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object and Adjunct

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