Grammar Patterns

Pattern combination 9: V adv; V n

Pattern combination 9: V adv; V n

In the pattern V adv, the verb is followed by an adverb group. In the pattern V n, the verb is followed by a noun group. This combination is asymmetrical because in the structure without an Object the verb must be followed by an adverb.This combination of patterns has one combination of structures:
    Verb with Adjunct; Verb with Object
    The dress washes easily.She washed the dress.
For structure tables, see Pattern combinations 1 and 2.In the pattern V adv, the verb often focuses on a quality or feature of the person or thing indicated by the Subject, rather than on something that has actually happened.Verbs with this combination of patterns belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'clean' groupThe 'scare' groupThe 'fish' group

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