Grammar Patterns

V n with adv

V n with adv

The verb is followed by a noun group and an adverb group, or by an adverb group and a noun group. (In this pattern, the word 'with'indicates that the adverb occurs in either position.) The passive pattern is be V-ed adv.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Object and Adjunct
    Carol turned the radio off.
Active voice: V n adv, V adv n
 Verb groupnoun groupadverb group
SubjectVerbObjectAdjunct
The namehas servedmewell.
 Swillyour mouthout.
Heswitchedthe televisionon.
 Verb groupadverb groupnoun group
SubjectVerbAdjunctObject
Iflickedonthe lights.
Shewhippedoffher skis.
Passive voice: be V-ed adv
 Verb groupadverb
SubjectVerbAdjunctAdjunct (optional)
The systemis flushedout. 
The familyis knownwellin this town.
Street lightinghas been switchedoff. 
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'slip' groupThe 'click' groupThe 'empty' groupThe 'know' groupVerbs with other meaningsStructure information

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