Grammar Patterns

V over n; V with quote

V over n; V with quote

I was a subscriber to 'The Oldie' almost from the beginning and spent many hours chuckling over some of the articles and cartoons.
He said he spent his time in detention reading. 'It was a good opportunity for me to get some reading done,' he chuckled.
Mae West was astonished when an admirer enthused over an old film of hers he had seen at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
'With my brains and your looks we'll be the perfect partnership!' she enthused.
They are understandably reluctant to speculate publicly over tax rates or high-spending projects for quite a while.
'Drugs like this might even prove to guard against breast cancer,' he speculates.
  • chuckle
  • coo
  • enthuse
  • fume
  • gush
  • muse
  • rhapsodize
  • speculate
  • For other combinations with the pattern V over n, see V about n, V at n, and V on n above.

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