Grammar Patterns

V n adj

Structure II: Verb with Object and Object Complement

Active voice: V n adj
 Verb groupnoun groupadjective group
SubjectVerbObjectObject Complement
The doctorcaughtherasleep.
The darknesscould drivea manmad.
Sheshuther eyestight.
Passive voice: be V-ed adj
 Verb groupadjective group
Iwas bornpoor.
Hewas founddead.
All five crew membersare presumeddead.
The corridorsare scrubbedclean.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
II.1 The 'consider' and 'call' groupII.2 The 'make' groupII.3 The 'find' groupII.4 The 'bury alive' groupII.5 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object and Object Complement

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