Grammar Patterns

V n into -ing

V n into -ing

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of into and an '-ing' clause. The passive pattern is be V-ed into-ing.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct.
    She nagged him into cutting his hair.
Active voice: V n into -ing
 Verb groupnoun groupinto-ing clause
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Richard's motherbadgeredhimintotaking a Spanish wife.
Shebulliedthe printersintorushing through the invitations.
Passive voice: be V-ed into -ing
 Verb groupinto-ing clause
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Joan's sonwas coercedintogiving evidence against her.
The governmentshould not be pressuredintomaking hasty decisions.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'force' groupThe 'trick' groupThe 'charm' groupThe 'spur' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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