Grammar Patterns

V n n; V n to n

V n n; V n to n

She could help him or she could do him a considerable amount of harm.
'Trick or treat' is a threat that you'll do something terrible to the occupants of the house if they don't give you a gift.
Nobody phoned the police or ambulance service, though one woman offered him a towel.
He tasted the wine himself before offering it to his friends.
They liked him, they thought he was a war hero, he told them some kind of story.
But this much I'll give my word on, I'll not tell one story to you and another to someone else.
  • accord
  • allocate
  • allot
  • appoint
  • assign
  • award
  • beat
  • bequeath
  • bid
  • bring
  • cable
  • concede
  • do
  • fax
  • feed
  • give
  • grant
  • hand
  • lease
  • leave
  • lend
  • loan
  • mail
  • nominate
  • offer
  • ordain
  • owe
  • pass
  • pay
  • pen
  • post
  • proffer
  • promise
  • read
  • render
  • sell
  • send
  • serve
  • show
  • slip
  • teach
  • tell
  • vouchsafe
  • wire
  • write
  • For other combinations with the pattern V n n, see V n adj, V as adj, V n as n, and V n for n above.

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