Grammatica

V amount

Structure II: Verb with Object

Active voice: V amount
 Verb groupamount
SubjectVerbObject
The schemecould costmillions of pounds.
A mysterious bidderoffered1.5 million dollars.
The dining roomcould seat394 passengers.
Passive voice: be V-ed
 Verb group
SubjectVerbAdjunct (optional)
An extra £6is chargedfor express transfer.
£4000was takenin one night.
Phrasal verbs: V P amount
 VerbParticleamount
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct (optional)
Helivesonsixty pounds a week. 
An agenttakesin£900for each holiday.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'pay' groupII.2 The 'hold' groupII.3 The 'do' groupII.4 The 'gain' and 'lose' groupII.5 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object

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