Verbs with this combination of patterns belong to the following meaning groups:The 'kiss' groupThe 'marry' and 'divorce' groupThe 'fight' groupThe 'intersect' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information: Pattern combination 3
Pattern combination 3: pl-n V; V nThese verbs have two patterns:
pl-n V: The verb is used with a plural Subject.
V n: The verb is used with a Subject referring to one participant and followed by a noun group referring to the other. The passive pattern is be V-ed.
|plural noun group||Verb group|
|Verb group||noun group|
|It||is intersected||by another motorway.|
|He||was kissed||by them all.|