General it as Object
Verbs with this combination of patterns belong to the following meaning groups:The 'battle it out' groupThe 'hit it off' group
2 pl-n V it P; V it P with nAll these verbs are reciprocal verbs (see Chapter 6). They have two patterns:
V it P with n: The verb is used with a Subject referring to one participant and followed by it, a particle, and a prepositional phrase beginning with with which indicates the other participant.
pl-n V it P: The verb is used with a plural Subject and is followed by it and a particle.
|plural noun group||Verb group||it||Particle|
|She and her mother||made||it||up.|
|Reformers and conservatives||slugged||it||out.|
|Verb group||it||Particle||with||noun group|
|He||tries to slug||it||out||with||bigger, stronger men.|