Grammar Patterns

N by n

N by n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of by and a noun group.
 Nounbynoun group
hisdismissalbyPresident Truman
aninvestigationbythe City of London Police
 paintingsbyRembrandt
apoembyEmily Dickinson
Nouns are used with this pattern very productively. They belong to two main groups:
ActionsWritten works or works of art

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