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Verbs and Verb Patterns
NOTES ON THE ANOMALOUS FINITES
DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF VERB PATTERNS
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activity anomalous finite anxious auxiliary better breakfast brother colloquial style Compare conditional clauses conjunctive dare defective verb denote Direct Object end position English expressed finished finite verb fo-infinitive formal front position Future Tense genitive gerund Green hard hear heard hope hurry indicate infinitive phrase intend interrogative intransitive verbs look main clause means morning negative never non-defining Note noun o'clock object VP omitted past participle Past Perfect pattern the verb placed possible pre-finite predicative preferred preparatory prepositional phrase present participle Present Perfect Tense Progressive Tense rain relative clause relative pronoun sentence Simple Present Tense sometimes stressed Subject Complement Subject X Verb subsidiary clause suggest table gives examples table illustrates tell that-clause tomorrow usually VERB PATTERN Verb Pro)noun waiting weather week window wish writing X pro)noun X Verb Pro)noun yesterday