Grammar Patterns

Prepositional link verbs

Prepositional link verbs

The following combinations of verbs and prepositional phrases can be considered to be link verbs followed by Complements. See the sections on V as n, V to n, etc in Chapter 2.
  • act as sth
  • amount to sth
  • begin as sth
  • come as sth
  • come to sth
  • consist of sth
  • consist in sth
  • continue as sth
  • convert into/to sth
  • double as sth
  • end as sth
  • figure as sth
  • finish as sth
  • function as sth
  • lie in sth
  • masquerade as sth
  • operate as sth
  • originate as sth
  • parade as sth
  • pass as/for sth
  • pose as sth
  • serve as/for sth
  • rank as sth
  • rate as sth
  • remain as sth
  • reside in sth
  • resolve into sth
  • run at sth
  • run into sth
  • shade into/to sth
  • stand at sth
  • start as sth
  • transmute into sth
  • turn into/to sth
  • add up to sth
  • average out at/to sth
  • boil down to sth
  • clock in at sth
  • come across as sth
  • come over as sth
  • double up as sth
  • end up as sth
  • finish up as sth
  • go down as sth
  • shape up as sth
  • start off as sth
  • start out as sth
  • weigh in at sth
  • work out at sth
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