Grammar Patterns

V to n

II.20 The 'knuckle down' group

These verbs are concerned with starting or continuing a task.
If you'll excuse me, I really have to get back to work.
Right, lads, let's get down to work.
He then returned to his examination of the distant vessel.
The preposition to is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
I knew I needed a house for Rebecca to be independent in, so I knuckled down to getting it for her.
  • return
  • turn
  • buckle down
  • get around/round
  • get back
  • get down
  • go back
  • knuckle down
  • settle down
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