Grammar Patterns

V n to n

Structure III: Verb with Object and Adjunct

Active voice: V n to n
 Verb groupnoun grouptonoun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Shebanishedhimtothe upstairs attic room.
Hechallengedthe officertoa duel.
A womandenouncedhertothe police.
Passive voice: be V-ed to n
 Verb grouptonoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
Iwas admittedtothe Duke Hospital.
He and his colleagueswere broughttotrial.
Hewas condemnedtodeath.
The teamwas relegatedtoDivision Two.
Active voice: V n P to n, V P n (not pron) to n
 Verb groupnoun groupParticletonoun group
SubjectVerb...Object...VerbAdjunct
Shebroughthimroundtoher way of looking at things.
One of the menhookedthe stereo speakersuptothe TV.
Thattakesmebacktomy childhood.
 Verb groupParticlenoun grouptonoun group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
Theyputoffthe matchtoFriday.
Youcan tackonanother 20 percenttothose estimates.
Passive voice: be V-ed P to n
 Verb groupParticletonoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunct
The childrenwere packedofftoschool.
Modern hypnosiscan be tracedbacktothe late eighteenth century.
Verbs with this structure belong to the following meaning groups:
III.1 The 'devote' groupIII.2 The 'limit' and 'extend' groupIII.3 The 'attach' groupIII.4 The 'attract' groupIII.5 The 'prefer' and 'subjugate' groupIII.6 The 'banish' groupIII.7 The 'appoint' groupIII.8 The 'lead' groupIII.9 The 'betray' groupIII.10 The 'invite' groupIII.11 The 'alert' and 'blind' groupIII.12 The 'incite' groupIII.13 The 'condemn' groupIII.14 The 'beat to death' groupIII.15 The 'draw attention' groupIII.16 The 'postpone' groupIII.17 The 'credit' groupIII.18 The 'convert' groupIII.19 Verbs with other meaningsStructure information: Verb with Object and Adjunct

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