Pattern combination 3: V adj; V n adj
Verbs with this combination of patterns belong to the following meaning groups:The 'slam shut' groupThe 'work free' groupVerbs with other meanings
Pattern combination 3: V adj; V n adjIn the pattern V adj, the verb is followed by an adjective group. In the pattern V n adj, the verb is followed by a noun group and an adjective group. This pattern combination is symmetrical. This combination of patterns has one structure combination:
Verb with Complement; Verb with Object and Object ComplementThe door slammed shut.She slammed the door shut.
|Verb group||adjective group|
|Verb group||noun group||adjective group|
|The boy||jerked||himself||free of Andrew's grasp.|
|The Major||snapped||his box||shut.|