Grammar Patterns

V with n

V with n

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of with and a noun group. In Structure I, the preposition is followed by an '-ing' form. The passive pattern is be V-ed with.Many verbs with this pattern are reciprocal verbs. With these verbs, the prepositional phrase indicates one of the people, things, or groups involved in an activity or situation. These verbs are dealt with in Chapter 6, and are not included in the lists in this section.This pattern has three structures:
    Structure I: Verbs in phase
    They will proceed with building the model.
    Structure II: Verb with prepositional Object
    I sympathize with them.
    Structure III: Verb with Adjunct
    They screamed with laughter.
Structure I: Verbs in phaseStructure II: Verb with prepositional ObjectStructure III: Verb with AdjunctProductive usesOther related patterns

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