Grammar Patterns

V n into -ing

Verbs with other meanings

There are a number of other verbs that are also concerned with ways of making someone do something.
Somehow the authorities have to manoeuvre the markets into demanding a cut in interest rates.
  • chasten (usu passive)
  • condition (usu passive)
  • embarrass
  • lull
  • manoeuvre
  • rush (usu passive)
  • shame
  • sidetrack (usu passive)
  • The verb put also has this pattern, but does not have the same meaning as the other verbs.
    The Seychelles have put a lot of effort into training teachers both at home and also abroad.
  • put
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