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COLLINS COBUILD

# GRAMMAR PATTERNS 1: VERBS

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Table of Contents

- Chapter 1: Simple Patterns
- 1 V
- 2 V n
- 3 V pl-n
- 4 V pron-refl
- 5 V amount
- 6 V adj
- 7 V -ing
- 8 V to-inf
- 9 V inf
- 10 V that
- 11 V wh
- 12 V wh-to-inf
- 13 V with quote
- 14 V so/not
- 15 V as if, V as though
- 16 V and v
- Chapter 2: Simple Patterns with Prepositions and Adverbs
- 1 V prep/adv, V adv/prep
- 2 V adv
- 3 pl-n V together
- 4 V prep
- 5 V about n
- 6 V across n
- 7 V after n
- 8 V against n
- 9 V around/round n
- 10 V as adj
- 11 V as n
- 12 V as to wh
- 13 V at n
- 14 V between pl-n
- 15 V by amount
- 16 V by -ing
- 17 V for n
- 18 V from n
- 19 V in n
- 20 V in favour of n
- 21 V into n
- 22 V like n
- 23 V of n
- 24 V off n
- 25 V on n
- 26 V on to n, V onto n
- 27 V out of n
- 28 V over n
- 29 V through n
- 30 V to n
- 31 V towards/toward n
- 32 V under n
- 33 V with n
- 34 Less frequent patterns
- Chapter 3: Complex Patterns
- 1 V n n
- 2 V n adj
- 3 V n -ing
- 4 V n to-inf
- 5 V n inf
- 6 V n that
- 7 V n wh
- 8 V n wh-to-inf
- 9 V n with quote
- 10 V n -ed
- Chapter 4: Complex Patterns with Prepositions and Adverbs
- 1 V n prep/adv, V n adv/prep
- 2 V n with adv
- 3 V pl-n with together
- 4 V way prep/adv
- 5 V n about n
- 6 V n against n
- 7 V n as adj
- 8 V n as n
- 9 V n as to wh
- 10 V n at n
- 11 V n between/among pl-n
- 12 V n by n
- 13 V n for n
- 14 V n from n
- 15 V n in n
- 16 V n into n
- 17 V n into -ing
- 18 V n of n
- 19 V n off n
- 20 V n on n
- 21 V n onto n, V n on to n
- 22 V n out of n
- 23 V n over n
- 24 V n to n
- 25 V n towards/toward n
- 26 V n with n
- 27 Less frequent patterns
- Chapter 5: Link Verbs
- Chapter 6: Reciprocal Verbs
- Chapter 7: Ergative Verbs
- Chapter 8: Ergative Reciprocal Verbs
- Chapter 9: Verb Patterns with it
- 1 Introductory it as Subject
- 2 Introductory it as Object
- 3 General it as Subject
- 4 General it as Object
- Chapter 10: Patterns with there
- Chapter 11: Auxiliaries, Modals, and Phrasal Modals
- Chapter 12: Combinations of Patterns