Grammar Patterns

The 'benefit' group

The 'benefit' group

These verbs are concerned with something being an advantage to someone. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the person who gains the advantage. In the pattern V n, the Subject indicates the thing that is advantageous. This group belongs to Structure combination (ii).
It is hoped that hundreds of youngsters will benefit from the charity.
We need to persuade employers that equal opportunities can benefit them as well as us.
  • benefit (from)
  • profit (from/by)
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