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Active patterns:

SCU + VHCact + NP

Passive patterns:

NP + VHCpass | (+ by_phrase) with verbs marked in yellow
NP + VHCpass | + by_phrase with verbs marked in blue

accept (A take) - accept (B acknowledge) - accept (C approve) - accept (D integrate) - accuse - act (B perform) - add (B increase an amount) - admire - admire (special use 1) - admire (special use 2) - admit (A confess) - admit (B allow to enter) - adopt (A … child) - adopt (B take) - advertise - advise (A recommend) - advise (B inform) - afford (A MONEY ETC.) - afford (B make available) - agree (D come to conclusion) - allow (A permit) - amuse (A …someone) - amuse (B …oneself) - announce - annoy - answer ( respond) - answer (α match) - appear (B seem) - apply (C use) - appoint (A … post etc.) - appoint (B … time etc.) - approve (B … plan) - argue (B discuss) - argue (C claim) - arrange (A position) - arrange (B organise) - ask (A inquire) - ask (B request) - ask (special use 1) - assume (A suppose) - assume (B … power etc.) - attack (A … someone etc.) - attack (B … problem etc.) - attempt - attend (A be present) - attend (B help) - attend (special use 1) - attract (A … someone) - attract (B … attention etc.) - avoid - award - bar (A block) - bar (B exclude) - be - be (α) - bear (A carry) - bear (B endure/tolerate) - bear (C … child) - bear (D … grudge etc.) - bear (special use 1) - bear (special use 2) - bear (special use 3) - bear (special use 4) - bear (special use 5) - bear (special use 6) - bear (special use 7) - beat (A … instrument) - beat (B … ingredients) - beat (C … person etc.) - beat (D be better) - beat (special use 2) - beat (special use 3) - beat (special use 4) - beat (special use 5) - become - become (special use 1) - beg - beg (special use 1) - beg (special use 2) - begin - believe ( GENERAL) - believe (special use 1) - bend (A … a part of the body) - bend (D change shape) - bend (E not follow) - bet - bid (A AUCTION) - bid (B greet) - bind (A tie) - bind (B rules etc. …) - bind (C … book) - blame - bless (A RELIGION) - bless (B consent) - block (A obstruct) - block (B prevent) - blow (A wind…) - blow (B explode) - blow (C … instrument) - blow (D … glass) - blow (special use 1) - blow (special use 2) - borrow (A … things) - borrow (B … ideas) - break (A thing …) - break (C … law) - break (special use 10) - break (special use 11) - break (special use 12) - break (special use 7) - break (special use 8) - break (special use 9) - breathe - breathe (special use 3) - breathe (α) - breed (B … animals) - breed (C … effect) - breed (D … people) - breed (special use 1) - bring (A carry) - bring (B EFFECT) - build - burn (A light …) - burn (B house …) - burn (C food …) - burn (D … fingers) - burst (A break) - burst (special use 1) - buy - buy (α) - buy (β) - calculate (A reckon) - call (A telephone) - call (C … police) - call (D … meeting) - canvass - catch - catch (special use 1) - catch (special use 2) - catch (special use 3) - catch (special use 4) - catch (special use 5) - catch (special use 6) - catch (special use 7) - catch (special use 8) - catch (special use 9) - catch (α … fire) - catch (β … disease) - catch (γ hear) - catch (δ CONTACT) - catch (ε … breath) - cause - change (A make difference) - change (B … clothes) - change (C … trains) - change (D exchange) - change (E … money) - change (F … gear) - change (special use 1) - change (special use 2) - charge (A … money) - charge (B rush) - charge (C accuse) - charge (D load) - charm - chase ( … person) - cheat (A be dishonest) - check (A examine) - check (B stop) - choose - claim (A state) - claim (B demand) - claim (C accident …) - clean (A DIRT) - clear (A disappear) - clear (B PERMISSION) - clear (C remove) - clear (D NOT GUILTY) - clear (special use 10) - clear (special use 11) - clear (special use 12) - clear (special use 4) - clear (special use 5) - clear (special use 6) - clear (special use 7) - clear (special use 8) - clear (special use 9) - climb - close (A … door) - close (C end) - close (special use 1) - collect (A accumulate) - collect (B … donations) - collect (C … information) - collect (D transport) - collect (special use 2) - collect (special use 3) - come (B happen) - command (A … ship) - command (B … respect) - command (C … view) - command (special use 1) - commit (A bind) - commit (B … crime) - commit (C sentence) - compel - complete - complete (special use 1) - conceal - concede - concede (α) - conceive - conceive (α) - concentrate (C … resources) - concern (A worry) - concern (B involve) - concern (C be about) - conclude (A finish) - confirm - confirm (special use 1) - confuse (A puzzle) - confuse (B disturb) - confuse (C COMPLEX) - confuse (D MISTAKE) - connect (A … wires) - connect (B … people) - connect (C railway …) - connect (D associate) - consider (A think) - continue - convince - copy (A duplicate) - copy (B imitate) - cost (A … money verb forms: cost - cost - cost) - cost (B sacrifice) - cost (C assess) - cost (special use 1) - count (A … numbers) - cover (A blanket …) - cover (B report …) - cover (special use 1) - crash (A hit) - crash (B fail) - crash (special use 2) - create - cross (A … border) - cross (B … legs) - cross (special use 2) - cross (special use 3) - cross (special use 4) - cross (special use 5) - cry (A … tears) - cure (A … people) - cure (B … skins) - curse - cut (A knife …) - cut (B … expenditure) - cut (C FILM) - cut (special use 1) - cut (special use 2) - dare (B challenge) - deal (B … cards) - decay - deceive - decide - decide (α) - declare - declare (special use 2) - declare (special use 3) - declare (α) - decline (B refuse) - decorate - defend - defend (special use 1) - defend (special use 2) - delay (B happen later) - delight (A PLEASURE) - deliver (A bring) - deliver (B … promise) - deliver (C … baby) - deliver (D provide) - deliver (special use 1) - demand (A facts …) - demand (B person …) - deny (A … truth) - deny (B refuse) - descend (A go down) - describe - describe (special use 1) - deserve - design - desire - desire (α) - desire (β) - determine (A … quality) - determine (B find out) - determine (C decide) - develop (A change) - develop (B organism …) - develop (C … theory) - develop (special use 1) - die (A stop living) - direct (A … film) - direct (B … somewhere) - discourage - discover - discover (α) - discuss - dismiss (A … staff) - dismiss (B … plan) - divide ( separate) - do - do (special use 1) - do (special use 2) - do (special use 3) - do (α suffice) - do (β clean) - do (γ provide) - double (A become twice as much) - doubt - draw (A … picture) - draw (C pull) - draw (D … attention) - draw (E … money) - draw (special use 1) - draw (special use 2) - draw (special use 3) - draw (special use 4) - draw (special use 5) - draw (special use 6) - draw (special use 7) - draw (special use 8) - dream - dress (A CLOTHES) - dress (B decorate) - dress (C … wound) - dress (special use 1) - drive (A … car) - drive (B make) - drive (special use 1) - drop (C release) - drop (D abandon) - drop (special use 1) - drop (special use 2) - drop (special use 3) - drop (special use 4) - earn - educate - elect - employ (A … person) - employ (B … technique) - enclose - encourage - end - engage (A ACTIVITY) - engage (B … person) - engage (special use 1) - engage (special use 2) - engage (special use 3) - enjoy (A get pleasure) - enjoy (B benefit) - ensure - enter - enter (special use 2) - entertain (A invite) - entertain (B amuse) - entertain (C have) - entertain (special use 1) - escape - escape (special use 2) - escape (special use 3) - escape (special use 4) - establish (A create) - establish (B discover) - estimate - examine - exchange (A give each other) - exchange (B replace / convert) - excite - excuse (A forgive) - excuse (special use 1) - expect - expect (α) - explain - explain (special use 1) - explode (A … bomb) - explode (C disprove) - express - fail (A not succeed) - fail (B EXAMINATION) - fail (special use 1) - fail (special use 2) - fail (special use 3) - fall (A DOWN) - fall (B … state) - fasten - fear - feed (A FOOD) - feed (B join) - feel (A experience) - feel (B have a sensation) - fight - fill - find (A discover) - finish - fit (A clothes …) - fit (B … description) - fit (C equip) - fix (A attach) - fix (B … photograph) - fix (C … date) - fix (D put right) - fix (special use 1) - fly - fold - follow (A come after) - follow (C … a lecture) - follow (D … course) - forbid - force - forget - form - form (special use 1) - form (special use 2) - free - free (special use 1) - free (special use 2) - freeze (A TEMPERATURE) - freeze (C become immobile) - frighten - furnish (A FURNITURE) - furnish (B provide) - gain - gain (special use 1) - gather (B collect) - gather (special use 1) - gather (special use 2) - get - get (special use 1) - get (special use 2) - get (α) - give - give (γ) - give (δ) - go - go (special use 3) - go (β) - grant (A allow) - greet - grieve - grieve (α) - grow (A …plants) - guarantee - guarantee (special use 1) - guard (A protect) - guard (B … prisoner) - guard (special use 1) - guess - guide - guide (α) - hang (A picture …) - hang (C kill) - hang (special use 1) - harm - hate - have (A possess) - have (B … baby/idea) - have (C tolerate) - have (D experience) - have (special use 1) - have (special use 2) - hear (A … sounds) - hear (special use 1) - help - help (special use 1) - help (special use 2) - help (α) - help (β) - hide - hire - hit (A affect) - hit (B strike) - hit (C achieve something) - hit (D score) - hit (special use 1) - hunt - identify (A recognize) - identify (special use 1) - ignore - imagine - improve - include - increase - indicate (A show) - indicate (B point at) - infect - influence - inform - inform (α) - instruct (A teach) - instruct (special use 1) - insure (A INSURANCE) - insure (B make sure) - intend - interest (A be interesting) - interest (B make interested) - introduce (A … person) - introduce (B … law) - invest - invite - invite (special use 1) - invite (special use 2) - involve - issue - join (A … group) - join (B link) - join (C be adjacent) - judge (A assess) - judge (B … competition) - keep (B retain) - keep (C have) - keep (D remain) - keep (special use 1) - kill - kill (special use 1) - kill (special use 2) - kiss - knock (B VIOLENCE) - knock (C criticize) - know (A INFORMATION) - know (B … person) - know (C SKILL) - label - lack (B not possess) - land (A arrive) - land (B succeed) - lay (A … eggs) - lay (B put) - lay (special use 1) - lay (special use 2) - lay (special use 3) - lay (special use 4) - lead (A AHEAD) - lead (B be in charge) - lead (special use 1) - learn (A acquire a skill / knowledge) - learn (B discover) - lease (A lend) - lease (B borrow) - leave (A … place) - leave (B deposit) - leave (C not interfere) - leave (D RELATIONSHIP) - lend (A … money) - lend (B grant) - lend (special use 1) - let (A allow) - let (B … house) - lift (A move upwards) - lift (B spirits …) - lift (C … sanctions) - lift (D steal) - lift (special use 1) - light - light (special use 1) - like - limit - live (B WAY) - load (A TRANSPORT) - load (B make operational) - load (C fill) - load (D UNFAIR) - look (C appear) - lose - love (A … person) - love (B like) - maintain (A not lose) - maintain (B claim) - maintain (C keep up) - maintain (special use 1) - make (A produce) - make (B … money) - make (C achieve) - make (D be or become) - make (special use 1) - make (special use 2) - make (special use 3) - make (special use 4) - make (special use 5) - make (special use 6) - manage (A succeed) - manage (B control) - manage (special use 1) - march - mark (A teacher …) - mark (B CHANGE) - mark (C commemorate) - mark (D indicate) - mark (E leave a mark) - mark (special use 1) - mark (special use 2) - mark (special use 3) - mark (special use 4) - mark (special use 5) - marry (A couple …) - marry (B … couple) - match (A COMPATIBILITY) - match (B equal) - match (C compare) - mean (A WHAT I MEAN) - mean (B word …) - mean (C CONSEQUENCE) - mean (D be important) - mean (E intend) - measure - meet (A come together) - meet (B competitors …) - meet (D … demand) - meet (E REACTION) - meet (special use 2) - meet (special use 3) - meet (special use 4) - meet (special use 5) - mention - mention (special use 1) - mind (B be bothered) - mind (C like) - mind (special use 1) - mind (special use 2) - mind (special use 3) - mind (special use 4) - mind (special use 5) - mind (special use 6) - miss (A … target) - miss (B feel sad) - miss (C … bus) - miss (D … opportunity) - miss (special use 1) - miss (special use 2) - miss (special use 3) - miss (special use 4) - miss (special use 5) - miss (special use 6) - move (A change position) - move (B … house) - move (D affect) - move (E … motion) - move (special use 2) - multiply (A increase) - name (A declare) - name (B … price) - need - notice - obtain (B get) - offend (A insult) - offer (A KINDNESS) - offer (B provide) - open (A … door) - open (B shop …) - open (special use 1) - operate (A work) - oppose - order (A … meal) - order (B command) - order (C structure) - owe (A … money) - owe (special use 1) - pack (A … suitcase) - pack (B … place) - pass (A go past) - pass (B time …) - pass (C … exam) - pass (E … legislation) - pass (F give) - pass (G … belief) - pass (special use 2) - pay - pay (β) - permit - persuade - phone - pick (A … fruit) - pick (B choose) - pick (C … bits) - pick (special use 1) - pick (special use 2) - pick (special use 3) - place (special use 1) - plan - plant (A … tree) - plant (B … bomb) - play (B SPORT) - play (C … tape-recorder) - play (D … instrument) - play (E … part) - play (special use 1) - play (special use 2) - play (special use 3) - play (special use 4) - play (special use 5) - play (special use 6) - play (special use 7) - play (special use 8) - please - point (special use 1) - possess (A own) - possess (B have a strong feeling) - possess (special use 1) - pour - practice (AmE) (A LEARN) - practice (AmE) (B … profession) - practise (A LEARN) - practise (B … profession) - praise - prefer - prepare - prepare (α) - present (A make known) - present (B give) - present (C … problem) - present (special use 1) - preserve - press (A apply pressure) - press (B urge) - press (special use 1) - press (special use 2) - press (special use 3) - pretend - prevent - promise - promise (α) - pronounce (A state publicly) - pronounce (B SPEECH) - propose (B suggest) - propose (C claim) - propose (special use 1) - protect - protest - prove (A … innocence) - prove (B … useful) - prove (special use 1) - provide (A make available) - publish - pull - pull (special use 1) - pull (special use 2) - pull (special use 3) - pull (special use 4) - pull (special use 5) - pull (special use 6) - pull (special use 7) - punish - punish (special use 1) - push (A move) - push (B … person) - push (C … idea) - push (special use 1) - put (α) - put (β) - question (A … something) - question (B … person) - quote (A … Shakespeare) - quote (B … price) - quote (special use 1) - quote (special use 2) - quote (special use 3) - race - race (special use 1) - raise (A HIGHER) - raise (B … point) - raise (C … children) - raise (D … money) - raise (special use 1) - reach (A achieve) - reach (B touch) - read - read (special use 1) - read (special use 2) - read (special use 3) - read (α) - realise (A become aware) - realise (B … project) - realize (A become aware) - realize (B … project) - recall - recall (special use 1) - recall (α) - receive - receive (special use 1) - receive (special use 2) - recognise (A identify) - recognise (B acknowledge) - recognize (A identify) - recognize (B acknowledge) - recommend - recommend (special use 1) - record (A … on tape etc.) - record (B … account) - reduce - refer (A pass on) - reflect (A … light) - refuse - regard (special use 1) - regard (α) - regard (β) - release (A set free) - release (B issue) - release (special use 1) - release (special use 2) - release (special use 3) - remain - remark (special use 1) - remember (A PERSON/EXPERIENCE) - remember (B TASK) - remember (special use 1) - remember (special use 2) - remove - rent (A hire) - rent (B make available) - repeat (A occur again) - repeat (B do again) - repeat (C restate) - replace - replace (α) - report - report (α) - represent (A act for) - represent (B stand for) - request - require - respect (A think highly) - respect (B consider valid) - rest (A recover) - return (B put back) - return (special use 1) - return (special use 2) - return (special use 3) - return (special use 4) - return (special use 5) - reveal - reward - ride - ride (special use 1) - ride (special use 2) - ride (special use 3) - ride (special use 4) - ride (special use 5) - ride (special use 6) - ride (α) - ring (A … bell …) - ring (B telephone) - ring (special use 1) - ring (special use 2) - risk (A accept danger) - risk (B … defeat) - risk (C … one's life) - rob - rub - rub (special use 1) - rule (A govern) - rule (special use 1) - rule (special use 2) - rule (special use 3) - run (A move fast) - run (B organize) - run (C ELECTION) - run (special use 4) - rush (B act quickly) - satisfy (A give fulfillment) - save (A keep) - save (B rescue) - save (special use 1) - save (special use 2) - say - scatter - search - see (A look) - see (B understand) - see (C experience) - see (D meet) - see (special use 1) - see (special use 2) - see (special use 3) - see (special use 4) - see (special use 5) - see (special use 6) - see (special use 7) - seek - seem - seize (A police …) - seize (B grab) - seize (C … opportunity) - sell - sell (special use 1) - sell (α) - send (A … letter) - send (B … person) - send (C … signal) - separate (A split) - separate (B keep apart) - separate (C distinguish) - serve (A … food) - serve (B … function) - serve (C TENNIS) - serve (D … country) - serve (E … customers) - serve (F … sentence) - serve (G … document) - serve (special use 1) - serve (special use 2) - set (A become solid) - set (B … time, deadline, example) - set (C place) - set (special use 2) - set (special use 3) - set (special use 4) - set (special use 5) - settle (A stay) - settle (B end) - settle (C decide) - settle (special use 2) - settle (special use 3) - settle (special use 4) - settle (special use 5) - shape - share (A divide) - share (B have in common) - shelter (A protect) - shine (D direct) - shock - shock (special use 1) - shoot (A … gun) - shoot (B FOOTBALL) - shoot (C FILM) - shoot (special use 1) - shoot (special use 2) - shoot (special use 3) - shout - shout (α) - show (A be noticeable) - show (B make aware) - show (C exhibit) - show (special use 2) - show (special use 3) - shut (A … door) - shut (B … shop) - shut (C close down) - shut (special use 1) - shut (special use 2) - sign (A SIGNATURE) - sign (B … contract) - signal (A send signal) - signal (B indicate) - sing - sing (special use 3) - sing (special use 4) - sink (B SHIP) - sink (D invest) - sink (E drill) - sink (special use 2) - sink (special use 3) - sink (special use 4) - sit (B … exam) - sleep - sleep (special use 2) - sleep (special use 3) - sleep (special use 4) - slip (B NEGATIVE STATE) - slip (C escape) - slip (D INFORMATION) - slip (special use 1) - slip (special use 2) - smell (B experience smell) - smell (C take up) - smell (special use 1) - smile - sound (A NOISE) - sound (B IMPRESSION) - sound (special use 1) - sound (special use 2) - sound (special use 3) - speak (A SOUNDS) - speak (special use 2) - speak (special use 3) - spell - spell (α) - spend (A … money) - spend (B … time) - spend (special use 1) - spend (special use 2) - split (B break) - split (C divide) - split (D share) - split (special use 1) - spread (A cover) - spread (B … news …) - spread (C … fingers …) - spread (D … disease …) - spread (E … money) - spread (F … butter) - stand (C remain firm) - stand (D endure) - stand (special use 4) - stand (special use 5) - stand (special use 6) - stand (special use 7) - stand (special use 8) - stand (special use 9) - start (A … process) - start (B … engine …) - start (D … action) - start (special use 1) - start (special use 2) - start (special use 3) - state - state (special use 1) - state (special use 2) - stay (A PLACE) - stay (D STATE) - steal - steal (special use 1) - steal (special use 2) - steal (special use 3) - steal (special use 4) - steal (special use 5) - stick (B dislike) - stop (A cease) - stop (B … machine …) - stop (C … process …) - stop (F prevent) - store - store (α) - stretch (A become longer) - stretch (B … limbs) - stretch (C … money) - stretch (D … rule) - stretch (E try hard) - stretch (F EXTENSION) - stretch (special use 2) - stretch (special use 3) - stretch (special use 4) - stretch (special use 5) - strike (A hit) - strike (C … ball) - strike (D disease …) - strike (F clock …) - strike (G lightning …) - strike (H idea …) - succeed (B SUCCESSION) - suffer - suggest (A propose) - suggest (B claim) - suit - supply - support - support (α) - support (β) - support (γ) - support (δ) - surprise (A person …) - surprise (B fact …) - surround - surround (special use 1) - surround (special use 2) - survive - suspect - swear ( … oath) - swear (special use 1) - take - take (special use 1) - take (special use 2) - take (special use 3) - take (special use 4) - take (special use 5) - take (β) - take (γ) - take (δ) - take (ε) - take (ζ) - take (η) - talk (A utter speech sounds) - talk (C CONVERSATION) - taste (A try sample) - taste (B experience flavour) - taste (special use 1) - taste (special use 2) - teach - tear (A rip) - tear (special use 1) - tell (A INFORMATION) - tell (B … difference) - tend (A look after) - test (A examine) - thank - think (A THOUGHT) - think (C OPINION) - threaten - throw - throw (special use 1) - throw (special use 2) - throw (special use 3) - touch (A CONTACT) - touch (B EMOTION) - touch (special use 1) - touch (special use 2) - touch (special use 3) - touch (special use 4) - touch (special use 5) - touch (special use 6) - train (A SPORTS) - train (B OCCUPATION) - translate (A LANGUAGE) - translate (B transform) - travel - treat (A … illness) - treat (B … material) - treat (C LUXURY) - treat (D book …) - trouble (A DIFFICULTY) - trouble (B INCONVENIENCE) - trust - trust (α) - try (A AIM) - try (B METHOD) - try (C CRIME) - turn (A move) - turn (B become) - turn (special use 2) - turn (special use 3) - turn (special use 7) - turn (special use 8) - turn (special use 9) - understand (A comprehend) - unite - urge - use - use (special use 1) - value (A esteem) - value (B evaluate) - vary (C make different) - visit - visit (special use 1) - visit (special use 2) - visit (special use 3) - vote - wait - wake - walk (α) - walk (β) - wander - want - warn - wash (A … person) - wash (B … clothes) - waste - watch (A observe) - watch (B … health) - watch (special use 1) - watch (special use 2) - wear (A … clothes) - weigh (A MEASURE) - weigh (B evaluate) - welcome - whisper - whistle (A … tune) - win - wish - work (A do work) - work (C … a mine etc.) - worry - wrap - write - write (α)

Contextually specified patterns

Active patterns:

SCU + [cannot] + VHCact + NP

stick (B dislike)