Structure III: Verb with Object and Adjunct
Active voice: V n amount
| ||Verb group||noun group||amount|
|Dittmar||won||the fifth game||15-9.|
|The under-21 side||lost||its match||2-0 to Switzerland.|
Passive voice: be V-ed amount
| ||Verb group||amount|
|He||was beaten||15-10, 15-3.|The verbs with this structure are all concerned with winning or losing in sporting events. The noun group following the verb is either the name of a team or a word like game or match. The second noun group indicates the scores involved, and is always an amount. The pattern is V n amount.
It's the team which thrashed England 40 points to 15.beatdefeatlosethrashwin
Structure information: Verb with Object and Adjunct The noun group following the verb is the Object, and the second noun group, which is always an amount, is an Adjunct. This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed amount. The amount is an Adjunct.