Grammar Patterns

V prep

Structure I: Verb with prepositional Object

Active voice: V prep
 Verb groupprepositional phrase
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
Shechewedon her pencil rubber.
Igrievedfor all that had been lost.
Hewould not speculateon what actions might follow.
Passive voice: be V-ed prep
 Verb grouppreposition
SubjectVerbPrepositionAdjunct (optional)
That measurewill be votedonlater today.
Phrasal verbs: V P prep
 Verb groupParticleprepositional phrase
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
Smaller mammothscould getbyon less food.
Hewas thinkingbackto the scenes of his childhood.

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