Grammar Patterns

Less frequent patterns

V n through n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of through 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 through n.
The second Duke, as Queen Anne's High Commissioner, piloted the 1707 Act of Union through Parliament.
  • bulldoze
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  • stick
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