V in n

III.9 Verbs with other meanings

There are a number of other verbs which have this structure.
Developed in America, these enamel polymer paints come in 48 colours.
I wish she would confide in me.
She always dresses in black.
People dress up in costume, parade around the village, and dance to the music of sound trucks.
The uppermost leaves end in curious tendrils that are very attractive.
It was too beautiful a day to persist in such efforts.
The operation resulted in the arrest of one alleged kidnapper and the death of another from gunshot wounds.
In the case of result, the preposition in is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is V in n -ing.
Disturbing your regular sleep pattern could result in you losing out on your 'deep sleep' phase.
  • come
  • confide
  • dress
  • end
  • persevere
  • persist
  • result
  • dress up
  • See also Structure I above.

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