V n to n

III.13 The 'condemn' group

These verbs are concerned with making someone experience something unpleasant.
The main aim must be to find these children families and not condemn them to institutions.
In the case of put, the prepositional phrase is always to death.
Looking back over the recently ended holocaust, Voltaire claimed that one hundred thousand witches had been put to death.
In the case of subject, the noun group following the verb is often a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl to n.
White, not content to train his mind, has also subjected himself to a strict diet.
  • condemn
  • doom
  • put
  • sentence
  • subject
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