Grammar Patterns

V of n

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V of n as n/-ing/adj

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with of. This is followed by another prepositional phrase which consists of as and a noun group, '-ing clause', or adjective group. The passive pattern is be V-ed of as n/-ing/adj.
These verbs are concerned with regarding or describing someone or something as a particular thing.
She speaks of her family as being a 'great support system'.
Now he is being talked of as the party's next leader.
I don't think of myself as abnormal, just unusual.
  • conceive
  • speak
  • talk
  • think
  • V of n wh

    See Chapter 1, Section 11.

    V of n with quote

    See Chapter 1, Section 13.

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