Grammar Patterns

V of n

Structure information

The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object. This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed of. However, not all verbs with this structure are used in the passive. The following verbs are the ones which are most frequently passive.
  • approve
  • boast
  • complain
  • conceive
  • despair
  • disapprove
  • dispose of
  • dream
  • hear
  • partake
  • speak
  • talk
  • think
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