V for n

Structure I: Verb with prepositional Complement

V for n
 Verb groupfornoun group
SubjectVerbprepositional Complement
Shecould passfora man.
A shelfservedfora desk.
Verbs with this structure are all concerned with seeming to be something or functioning as something. These verbs are link verbs (see Chapter 5).
Is this what passes for wit among college students these days?
We were close to a small deserted chateau which it was thought would serve for a temporary prison.
  • pass
  • serve
  • In the case of pass, the preposition for is sometimes followed by an adjective or by a number indicating an age. These patterns are V for adj and V for num.
    The six white pillars in front of the venue could pass for Greek.
    Before I was 50 I looked absurdly young, could pass for 25.

    Structure information: Verb with prepositional Complement

    The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Complement. This structure has no passive.

    संबंधित सामग्री देखें

    कोलिन्स से नया!
    कोलिन्स से नया!
    अंग्रेजी शब्द सूची
    अंग्रेजी शब्द सूची
    नवीनतम शब्द प्रस्तुतियाँ
    नवीनतम शब्द प्रस्तुतियाँ
    इजी लर्निंग इंग्लिश ग्रामर
    इजी लर्निंग इंग्लिश ग्रामर
    COBUILD व्याकरण
    COBUILD व्याकरण
    वर्ड लवर का ब्लॉग
    वर्ड लवर का ब्लॉग
    ऑनलाइन स्क्रैबल चेकर
    ऑनलाइन स्क्रैबल चेकर
    The Paul Noble Method
    The Paul Noble Method
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