Grammar Patterns

The 'originate' and 'conclude' group

The 'originate' and 'conclude' group

These verbs are concerned with something starting, coming into existence, or ending. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the thing that starts or ends. In the pattern V n, the Subject indicates the person who makes something start or end, or the source of something.
The dinner concluded with a vote of thanks to the vice-president.
The agreement that concluded the American War of Independence was signed in Paris in 1783.
Whales must have originated from a land mammal which moved around on front and hind legs.
Dr Stevenson did not really originate this type of test.
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