Grammar Patterns

V prep

V prep

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of a preposition and a noun group. The passive pattern is be V-ed prep (prep here means a preposition, not a prepositional phrase).The verbs described in this section are used with a range of prepositions. Some verbs listed here are also included in sections relating to verbs followed by specific prepositions.This pattern has two structures:
    Structure I: Verb with prepositional Object
    They will vote on it.
    Structure II: Verb with Adjunct
    He disappeared into the kitchen.
These two structures are dealt with together because both structures may occur with the same verb, depending on the preposition: see 'Structure information' below for further details.
Structure I: Verb with prepositional ObjectStructure II: Verb with Adjunct

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