Grammar Patterns

V of n

Verbs with other meanings

There are a number of other verbs which have this pattern.
Some good might come of all this gloomy business.
It appears he died of natural causes.
The rest can be disposed of safely by controlled incineration or secure landfill.
The verb beware is only used in the imperative and infinitive.
Beware of food which has been left to stand in warm temperatures, such as in buffets.
In the case of beware, come, tire, and weary, the preposition of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
One of the disembarking passengers had tired of waiting for the coach and set off at a smart pace.
  • beware
  • come
  • die
  • dispose of
  • drain
  • partake
  • permit
  • tire
  • weary
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