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Active patterns:

NP + VHCact + V-ing

Passive patterns:

V-ing + VHCpass | (+ by_phrase) with verbs marked in yellow

admit (A confess) - advise (A recommend) - avoid - bear (B endure/tolerate) - come (A travel) - complete - consider (A think) - continue - defend - delay (A wait) - delay (B happen later) - deny (A … truth) - describe - deserve - discourage - discuss - encourage - enjoy (A get pleasure) - escape - fear - finish - forbid - forget - forget (special use 1) - get (γ) - go - hate - help (β) - imagine - include - intend - involve - keep (E continue) - lie [lay lain] - like - love (B like) - mean (C CONSEQUENCE) - mention - mind (A PERMISSON) - mind (B be bothered) - mind (C like) - miss (B feel sad) - miss (D … opportunity) - miss (special use 7) - miss (special use 8) - need - oppose - permit - plan - practice (AmE) (A LEARN) - practise (A LEARN) - prefer - propose (B suggest) - recall - recommend - remember (A PERSON/EXPERIENCE) - report - require - risk (A accept danger) - risk (B … defeat) - save (C) - share (A divide) - share (B have in common) - sit (A CHAIR) - sit (special use 3) - stand (D endure) - start (A … process) - stick (B dislike) - stop (D no longer do) - suffer (special use 1) - suggest (A propose) - support - survive - try (A AIM) - try (B METHOD) - value (A esteem) - want (α) - welcome

Contextually specified patterns

Active patterns:

NP + [cannot] + VHCact + V-ing

stick (B dislike)