Grammar Patterns

The 'sail' group

The 'sail' group

These verbs are concerned with vehicles moving. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the vehicle. In the pattern V n prep/adv, the Subject indicates the driver of the vehicle or someone or something that makes the driver move the vehicle somewhere. This group belongs to Structure combination (iv).
Some of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V and V n (see meaning group 1.17 above).
The plane finally glided down and taxied towards the terminal.
The pilot taxied the plane to the end of the runway.
Most of these verbs have another V prep/adv pattern in which the Subject indicates a person driving or travelling in the vehicle.
On day three we sailed to Poole.
In the case of navigate, the pattern V n prep/adv sometimes has the vehicle as Subject and a place as Object.
There was a time when small boats could navigate the creek all the way to the point where Newell Road crosses.
  • anchor
  • back
  • beach
  • crash (into)
  • ditch
  • dock
  • halt
  • land
  • navigate
  • nose
  • reverse
  • sail
  • slew
  • swerve
  • swing
  • tack
  • taxi
  • Most of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V adv prep, V prep prep, V n adv prep, and V n prep prep.
    Nothing prepared us for the sight of Santorini as we sailed into the bay from Crete.
    The boatman nosed his launch up against what appeared to be a thick wall of jungle foliage.

    The 'sail' group

    These verbs are concerned with vehicles moving. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the vehicle. In the pattern V n prep/adv, the Subject indicates the driver of the vehicle or someone or something that makes the driver move the vehicle somewhere. This group belongs to Structure combination (iv).
    Some of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V and V n (see meaning group 1.17 above).
    The plane finally glided down and taxied towards the terminal.
    The pilot taxied the plane to the end of the runway.
    Most of these verbs have another V prep/adv pattern in which the Subject indicates a person driving or travelling in the vehicle.
    On day three we sailed to Poole.
    In the case of navigate, the pattern V n prep/adv sometimes has the vehicle as Subject and a place as Object.
    There was a time when small boats could navigate the creek all the way to the point where Newell Road crosses.
  • anchor
  • back
  • beach
  • crash (into)
  • ditch
  • dock
  • halt
  • land
  • navigate
  • nose
  • reverse
  • sail
  • slew
  • swerve
  • swing
  • tack
  • taxi
  • Most of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V adv prep, V prep prep, V n adv prep, and V n prep prep.
    Nothing prepared us for the sight of Santorini as we sailed into the bay from Crete.
    The boatman nosed his launch up against what appeared to be a thick wall of jungle foliage.

    The 'sail' group

    These verbs are concerned with vehicles moving. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the vehicle. In the pattern V n prep/adv, the Subject indicates the driver of the vehicle or someone or something that makes the driver move the vehicle somewhere. This group belongs to Structure combination (iv).
    Some of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V and V n (see meaning group 1.17 above).
    The plane finally glided down and taxied towards the terminal.
    The pilot taxied the plane to the end of the runway.
    Most of these verbs have another V prep/adv pattern in which the Subject indicates a person driving or travelling in the vehicle.
    On day three we sailed to Poole.
    In the case of navigate, the pattern V n prep/adv sometimes has the vehicle as Subject and a place as Object.
    There was a time when small boats could navigate the creek all the way to the point where Newell Road crosses.
  • anchor
  • back
  • beach
  • crash (into)
  • ditch
  • dock
  • halt
  • land
  • navigate
  • nose
  • reverse
  • sail
  • slew
  • swerve
  • swing
  • tack
  • taxi
  • Most of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V adv prep, V prep prep, V n adv prep, and V n prep prep.
    Nothing prepared us for the sight of Santorini as we sailed into the bay from Crete.
    The boatman nosed his launch up against what appeared to be a thick wall of jungle foliage.

    The 'sail' group

    These verbs are concerned with vehicles moving. In the pattern V prep/adv, the Subject indicates the vehicle. In the pattern V n prep/adv, the Subject indicates the driver of the vehicle or someone or something that makes the driver move the vehicle somewhere. This group belongs to Structure combination (iv).
    Some of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V and V n (see meaning group 1.17 above).
    The plane finally glided down and taxied towards the terminal.
    The pilot taxied the plane to the end of the runway.
    Most of these verbs have another V prep/adv pattern in which the Subject indicates a person driving or travelling in the vehicle.
    On day three we sailed to Poole.
    In the case of navigate, the pattern V n prep/adv sometimes has the vehicle as Subject and a place as Object.
    There was a time when small boats could navigate the creek all the way to the point where Newell Road crosses.
  • anchor
  • back
  • beach
  • crash (into)
  • ditch
  • dock
  • halt
  • land
  • navigate
  • nose
  • reverse
  • sail
  • slew
  • swerve
  • swing
  • tack
  • taxi
  • Most of the verbs in this group also have the patterns V adv prep, V prep prep, V n adv prep, and V n prep prep.
    Nothing prepared us for the sight of Santorini as we sailed into the bay from Crete.
    The boatman nosed his launch up against what appeared to be a thick wall of jungle foliage.

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