V after n
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'hanker' groupThe 'go' groupThe 'follow' groupThe 'clear up' groupStructure informationOther related patterns
V after nThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of the preposition after and a noun group.This pattern has one structure:
Verb with prepositional ObjectThey lust after power.
|Verb group||after||noun group|
|Americans||hanker||after||the big gas-guzzling cars of yesteryear.|
|Verb group||Particle||after||noun group|
|I||had to clean||up||after||her.|