Grammar Patterns

V n out of n

The 'get' group

These verbs are concerned with gaining something from an activity or thing.
The attempt to make money out of the historic find has caused outrage.
The preposition out of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
You might get a lot of pleasure out of refurnishing and re-equipping a new home.
In the case of get, the noun group following the verb is often an amount. This pattern is V amount out of n.
'Would you recommend the course to other people?' 'Yes, I feel I got a lot out of it.'
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