Grammar Patterns

V n out of n

The 'bail' group

These verbs are concerned with rescuing someone from a bad situation.
We'd bail him out of trouble when he owed money.
A government spokesman said helping children out of poverty was an ongoing priority.
In the case of talk, the noun group following the verb is always a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl out of n. This verb sometimes indicates that someone gets themselves out of a good situation rather than a bad one.
I always have the sense that I can talk myself out of trouble.
He talked himself out of a job.
  • bail
  • get
  • help
  • pull
  • talk
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