Grammar Patterns

Less frequent patterns

V n around/round n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of around or round and a noun group. The noun group following the verb is the Object, and the prepositional phrase is an Adjunct. This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed around/round n.
She flung herself at him, grabbing him around the collar.
For barbecues, wrap bacon around banana chunks, thread on to skewers and grill.
  • centre
  • grab
  • mould
  • wrap
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