Grammar Patterns

V wh

The 'show' group

These verbs are concerned with showing that a situation exists or showing what it is like.
People can provide practical help or demonstrate how you can overcome a particular problem.
The film's director prefers to show what a hideous and futile business fighting a war can be.
The verbs indicate, show, underline, and underscore have inanimate Subjects.The other verbs in this group sometimes have inanimate Subjects.
A hormone profile will indicate whether there is a possible problem.
The incident underlines how easily things can go wrong on holiday.
  • confirm (whether)
  • demonstrate
  • illustrate
  • indicate
  • prove (whether)
  • reveal
  • show
  • signal
  • underline
  • underscore
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