V; V n
accept accuse act adopt answer approach ask attack attend be expecting call change charge check choose claim cook count defend deliver demand dominate draw drink drive earn eat email enter explain fail fight finish fire fit fly follow hear help hold hurt indicate injure investigate kill know lay lead learn leave lose marry (not) mind miss move negotiate notice order paint pass pay perform play please promise propose publish pull push read realize recall receive remember repeat report resign ring rule run save score see sell serve settle share shoot sing speak start steal stop strike study suffer survive teach travel turn visit wait watch win write answer back back up call back call up carry on clear away clear up cut back cut down do without drink up drop by fall behind find out follow through get off get through give over give up go without hang up help out hit back hold back last out lead off leave off move down move up open up pass by report back ring back sell up shoot up sign off sign on spread out start over stop by take over turn off
V; V nThe examples and list below contain only verbs which are among the 400 most frequently occurring verbs in the Collins Corpus. Many verbs that have the pattern V and V n are ergative verbs, for example A window broke, They broke the window. These verbs are not listed here but are described in Chapter 7.
To our great relief, she accepted.
He offered to help me, and I accepted the offer.
Unable to have children of their own, Penny and Rodney decided to adopt.
Persons who wish to adopt a child may contact their local social services department.
The question was directed at the Russian, but I answered.
You didn't answer my question.
He didn't answer me.
Bob kneeled by his side, hovering over his wounded friend, as the guards approached.
Cross approached the door and looked out.
He wasn't surprised when Atkins called again Sunday morning.
He called me and asked for a job.
She went upstairs to change.
When he came out he'd changed his clothes.
Their grandmother Ursula was taught to cook by her mother and went on to become a chef.
Cook the carrots, onions, celery and diced bacon until golden.
Our discipline was very good and the more the match went on the more we dominated.
Parliament is due to meet next week to consider various allegations of corruption which have dominated the news this year.
Caine learned to drive only a few years ago.
They drive a grey Buick station wagon.
They didn't say very much while they ate.
They ate lunch in the canteen.
When he was almost level with the deck, his strength failed and he fell back into the sea.
My courage failed me.
But what if Jay found out?
We found out a funny thing about the kids.
Have you finished?
There were further cheers when the old man had finished his speech.
He fired at us and we fired.
Hood fired an air rifle from his bedroom and hit a 13-year-old boy in the head.
With a gentle squeeze of the trigger he fired a single bullet.
I wouldn't let my children go without.
My mother and I had to go without food sometimes.
He talked softly so that nobody could hear.
Dennis heard a metallic clatter.
So you think the government actually could step in and help out?
The more experienced players are not helping out the youngsters.
Cocaine can kill.
A series of explosions have killed three soldiers and wounded at least three others.
He never married.
He married a local woman.
Many of the families have vowed not to move.
She doesn't want to move house at all.
We opened up at nine.
They opened up the church and began ringing the church bells.
He paid and went out.
He paid his bill without complaint.
We've looked at re-arranging the game, but there doesn't seem to be a free week where both teams are able to play.
All around him other children were playing football.
Tony grabbed the wire and pulled.
Reggie put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
You helped him once before, do you remember?
I remember the day he was born.
France's defense minister resigned today.
David resigned his directorship in December.
She'll ring back later.
I'll ring you back in the morning.
I was thrilled when we scored.
Carey scored five runs.
Four years later he decided to sell, having had no time to work on the car at all.
I've sold the house.
He was speaking at a news conference in Hong Kong.
Severn pulled his face away and Keats spoke his last words.
The chauffeur survived and identified Garcia.
A baby girl survived a 20ft fall from a second-floor window on to a concrete patio yesterday.
He has taught at Princeton, Harvard and Yale.
She taught English Literature.
Almost as soon as he learnt to write, he handed his parents a note which read, 'I wish to become a painter.'
She wrote her name and address on a slip of paper.