V n prep/adv, V n adv/prep
The 'fasten' groupThese verbs are concerned with attaching one thing to another. The prepositions most frequently used with verbs in this group are to, into and onto. The adverbs are adverbs of place, such as in, on, down, and up.
Some verbs in this group, when they are used with an adverb, are used with only one adverb. These adverbs are shown in the list below.
affix anchor attach batten (usu passive) bind bind (usu passive) bolt (on) cement (usu passive) chain clamp clip connect couple (usu passive) fasten fix glue gum harness (usu passive) hitch hook join knit lash link lock nail padlock paste peg pin post screw seal (in) Sellotape sew solder staple stick stitch strap string tack tap tape tie weld post up
It can easily take two days or more to fit just one front wing even though they are bolted on.
Two vertical steel pins protrude from the headstone and are cemented into matching holes in the base.
As we got closer, I could see that they were fastening a ring to the bird's leg.
Apply glue to the back of this piece and nail it to the wall.
He had pinned up a map of Finland.
Screw down any loose floorboards.