The 'move' groupThese verbs are concerned with moving or being somewhere. This includes:
moving in a particular direction e.g. advance, back up
moving in a particular way e.g. run
being in a particular position e.g. lie around
arriving somewhere e.g. arrive, land, show up
staying somewhere e.g. remain, stay, stick around
ceasing to move e.g. stop
part of something breaking off e.g. break off, fall off
With many of these verbs, for example arrive and close in, the place involved must have been mentioned or indicated.
As they advanced, the boys beamed their flashlights in every direction.
She returned to the cabin. George had just arrived.
He found a part of the arrow that had broken off.
The Ancients went to bed when the sun went down and arose as the sun rose.
I don't smoke, so there are no dirty ashtrays lying around to upset her.
The elevator began to move again.
Now that you've reminded me I guess I can stick around for four or five days longer.
The car slowed and stopped.
The verbs gather and spread out always have a plural Subject.
advance appear approach arrive back charge climb be closing collapse collect come dance drop emerge enter fall fly follow freeze gather jump be hanging land move mount pass remain return rise rise (The sun) run set (The sun) settle (The dust) (not) show sit slip spread stand stay stick stop swim travel be waiting (A car) walk back up bear down break in break off (Part of something) break through check in close in come along come down come in come through come up come up (The sun) fall away (Part of something) fall back fall in fall off (Part of something) fall out (Your hair) get about get around get in get out get up go down (The sun) go down (A ship) go out go under be hanging up hang back knock around/about lie around/about move around/about move along move in pass by pour in press on pull in pull over pull up push in push on report back roll in roll up run around show up sign in spread out stand up stand aside stay in stay on stay out stick around touch down (An aircraft) turn back turn in turn off turn out turn up
The forces will then spread out, securing roads and protecting food convoys to the interior.