Grammatica

V amount

Structure III: Verb with Adjunct

V amount
 Verb groupamount
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Pretax profitclimbed11 per cent.
His teamlost3-0.
Paulswam16 lengths.
Phrasal verbs: V P amount
 Verb groupParticleamount
SubjectVerbAdjunct
The current lawdatesback250 years.
The crime rate in Riowentdown37.4 percent.
A wider range of words and phrases indicating an amount are used in this structure than in the others. These include ten-fold, a bit, and a lot.Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
III.1 The 'increase' groupIII.2 The 'walk' groupIII.3 The 'win' groupIII.4 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Adjunct

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