Basic Verb Patterns in English

Verb Pattern Brief Description
VP 1 BE + complement/adjunct
VP 2 Vi + (for) + adv. adjunct/adj./noun/pronoun
VP 3 Vi + prep. +n/pro/gerund; (prep. it) + clause
VP 4 Vi + to +verb; seem (to be) +adj/n; appear + to +verb; BE + to +verb
VP 5 anomolous finite + infinitive phrase
VP 6 Verb + NP/gerund
VP 7 Verb + to + verb; have/ought to + verb
VP 8 interrogative pronoun/adverb + to-infinitive
VP 9 vt + that clause
VP 10 vt + dependent clause/question
VP 11 vt + n/pro + that clause
VP 12 Verb + IO +DO
VP 13 vt + DO (prep np)
VP 14 Verb +DO +PP +NP
VP 15 vt + DO + adv. phrase/particle
VP 16 vt + DO + to +v; vt + DO + as/like/for + noun/clause
VP 17 vt + DO + to + verb
VP 18 Verb + O + OC (Root Verb)
VP 19 Verb + O + OC (V-ing)
VP 20 vt + noun/pornoun + interrogative + to + verb
VP 21 vt + noun/pornoun + dependent clause/question
VP 22 Verb + O +OC (ADJ)
VP 23 Verb + O + DO + OC
VP 24 Verb + DO + OC (PP)
VP 25 Verb + DO + OC