V adj

Other related patterns

V adj prep

See meaning group 1 above.

V amount adj

See Chapter 1, Section 5.

V colour

See meaning groups 2 and 12 above.

V -ed

The verb is followed by an '-ed' clause - that is, a clause introduced by the '-ed' form of another verb. The '-ed' clause indicates the state that something is in, starts being in, or seems to be in. These verbs are all link verbs (see Chapter 5).
The dog was on a chain, which was attached to another chain that stretched the width of the yard.
The tanks then became trapped between barricades, and were eventually abandoned.
He felt betrayed.
  • appear
  • be
  • become
  • feel
  • lie
  • look
  • seem
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