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8. Verb Phrase with Complements

There are following 17 ways for a verb to take a complement depending upon its semantic property embedded in the meaning of the verb which makes a verb intransitive, mono-transitive, di-transitive, complex transitive. There are verbs which must be followed by a noun, an adjective/adjective phrase, adverb/prepositional phrase, a gerund or infinitive or a clause. A particular verb followed by different complements conveys different meanings. The table below is followed by 14 exhaustive list of such verbs by category.

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