Grammar Patterns

V n between/among pl-n

V n between/among pl-n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of between or among and a plural noun group. The passive pattern is be V-ed between/among pl-n.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct
    He divided his money among his children.
Active voice: V n between/among pl-n
 Verb groupnoun groupbetween/amongplural noun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
UN officialshave mediateda series of peace meetingsbetweenthe two sides.
Iwould ratehimamongthe fastest bowlers.
Passive voice: be V-ed between/among pl-n
 Verb groupbetween/amongplural noun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Profitsare distributedamongthe policy holders of the fund.
The cleaningshould be sharedbetweenyou and your partner.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'divide' groupThe 'forge' groupThe 'sandwich' groupThe 'number' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure informationOther related patterns

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