Grammatica

V n off n

V n off n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of off and a noun group. The passive pattern is be V-ed off n.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct
    I crossed her off my list.
Active voice: V n off n
 Verb groupnoun groupoffnoun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
I'll borrowsome moneyoffmy family.
They'd clearedall the snowoffthe carpark.
Passive voice: be V-ed off n
 Verb groupoffnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Light from the lensesis bouncedoffthe mirrors.
Two schoolswere crossedoffthe list.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'peel' groupThe 'cadge' groupThe 'reflect' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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