Grammar Patterns

V of n

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In the case of consist, which is a link verb (see Chapter 5), the prepositional phrase is a prepositional Complement. The preposition of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
The crew consisted of pilot, co-pilot, navigator and flight engineer.
I had a really relaxing time in Spain; my whole holiday consisted of sitting by the pool reading and falling asleep in the sun.
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