V in n

Other related patterns

V in n from amount/n/adj to amount/n/adj

The verb is followed by prepositional phrases beginning with in, from, and to. The prepositional phrases beginning with from and to indicate the two extremes of a range of values or qualities. The prepositions are usually followed by amounts, although they are sometimes followed by ordinary noun groups, adjectives or colours. These patterns are V in n from n to n, V in n from adj to adj and V in n from colour to colour. The prepositional phrase beginning with in indicates what quality, for example size or age, is involved.
The victims ranged in age from 60 to 89.
This oil varies in colour from pale yellow to light green.
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