Grammar Patterns

V n out of n

V n out of n

The verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of out of and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.The passive pattern is be V-ed out of n.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct
    I dragged the information out of him.
Active voice: V n out of n/-ing
 Verb groupnoun groupout ofnoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Hefisheda timetableout ofthe drawer.
Shecouldn't getany more informationout ofTed.
Peopleshouldn't makemoneyout ofrunning prisons.
Passive voice: be V-ed out of n/-ing
 Verb groupout ofnoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Theywere connedout ofseveral hundred pounds.
His voicewill be editedout ofthe final film.
Somewere talkedout ofleaving.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'cheat' groupThe 'screw' groupThe 'get' groupThe 'pluck' groupThe 'force' groupThe 'talk' groupThe 'shut' groupThe 'bail' groupThe 'make' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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