Grammar Patterns

V n out of n

Structure information

The noun group following the verb is the Object, and the prepositional phrase is an Adjunct. This structure has a passive, with the pattern be V-ed out of n. The prepositional phrase is an Adjunct. The prepositional phrase in this structure usually comes after the noun group. Sometimes, however, the prepositional phrase comes before the noun group, especially when the noun group is a long one.
It didn't take long before she'd wormed out of him confessions of his other infidelities.

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