Grammar Patterns

V to n

II.5 The 'refer' group

These verbs are concerned with referring to something.
The spokesperson also referred to the traumatic effects of the arrest on the mother and children.
  • allude
  • refer
  • These verbs also have the pattern V to n as n. The prepositional phrase beginning with as indicates what someone or something is called.
    She always referred to the murder as 'that business'.
  • refer
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