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Verb Patterns - Unit 8A
 

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    • AGREE
      1. Same opinion
      Agree with: If she felt he was right, she would agree with him.
      Agree that: Most people nowadays would agree that a good pub is one of our best traditions.
      Agree on/about: We don't agree on everything, of course.
      I quite agree / I couldn’t agree more
      2. Say Yes
      Agree to do sth: No one really knows why he agreed to do the film.
      Agree to: My sister won't agree to our mother going into a nursing home.
      3. Decide together
      Agree to do sth: We agreed to meet again the following Monday.
      Agree on: They managed to agree on a date for the wedding.
      Agree that: It was agreed that elections would be held in May.
      Agree a price/plan/strategy etc: We agreed a new four-year contract.
      4. Be the same
      Agree with: Your story doesn't agree with what the police have told us.
    • ACCUSE
      Accuse sb of (doing) sth: He was accused of murder.
    • EXPLAIN
      Explain (to sb) why/what etc: The librarian will explain how to use the catalogue system.
      Explain that: He explained that it had been a difficult film to make.
      Explain sth to sb: I explained the situation to my bank manager.
      Explain yourself: Sorry, I'm not explaining myself very well.
    • PERSUADE
      Persuade sb to do sth: I finally managed to persuade her to go out for a drink with me.
      Persuade sb into doing sth: Don't let yourself be persuaded into buying things you don't want.
      Try/manage/fail to persuade sb: I'm trying to persuade your dad to buy some shares.
      Attempt/effort to persuade sb: Leo wouldn't agree, despite our efforts to persuade him.
      Persuade sb (that): She'll only take me back if I can persuade her that I've changed.
      Persuade sb of sth: McFadden must persuade the jury of her innocence.
    • SUGGEST
      Suggest (that): I suggest you phone before you go round there.
      Suggest doing sth: Joan suggested asking her father for his opinion.
      Suggest how/where/what etc: The therapist suggested how Tony could cope with his problems.
      Can/May I suggest…: May I suggest that you think carefully before rushing into this?
      Evidence/results/data etc suggest that: The evidence suggests that single fathers are more likely to work than single mothers.
      Suggest sb/sth for sth: John Roberts has been suggested for the post of manager.
    • ADMIT
      1. Accept truth:
      Admit (that): You may not like her, but you have to admit that she's good at her job.
      Admit to sb (that): Paul admitted to me that he sometimes feels jealous of my friendship with Stanley.
      Admit (to) doing sth: Dana admitted feeling hurt by what I had said.
      Freely/frankly etc admit: Phillips openly admits to having an alcohol problem.
      2. Accept blame:
      Admit doing sth: Greene admitted causing death by reckless driving.
      Admit to (doing) sth: A quarter of all workers admit to taking time off when they are not ill.
      3. Allow to enter/join:
      Admit sb to/into sth: Only ticket-holders will be admitted into the stadium.
    • ADVISE
      Advise sb to do sth: Evans advised him to leave London.
      Advise sb against (doing) sth: I'd advise you against saying anything to the press.
      Advise that: Experts advise that sunscreen be reapplied every one to two hours.
      Advise caution/patience/restraint etc: The makers advise extreme caution when handling this material.
      Advise on sth: She's been asked to advise on training the new sales team.
      Advise sb on sth: He advises us on tax matters.
      To inform:
      Advise sb of sth: We'll advise you of any changes in the delivery dates.
      Advise sb that: They advised him that the tour would proceed.
    • DECIDE
      Decide to do sth: Tina's decided to go to Rome for her holidays.
      Decide (that): It was decided that four hospitals should close.
      Decide who/what/where etc: People have a right to decide how to spend their own money.
      Decide between sth: A meeting was called to decide between the three candidates.
      Decide for yourself: You must decide for yourself.
      Decide against/in favour of (doing) sth: He eventually decided against telling her.
      Decide sb to do sth: The look he gave her decided her not to ask.
      Decide in favour of/against sb: If the Parole Board decides in his favour, the prisoner will be released.
    • APOLOGISE
      Apologise to: I think you should apologise to your brother.
      Apologise for (doing) sth: He later apologised for his behaviour.
    • DENY
      1. Say sth is not true
      Deny (that): I've never denied that there is a housing problem.
      Deny doing sth: Two men have denied murdering a woman at a remote picnic spot.
      Strongly/vehemently etc deny sth: Jackson vehemently denied the allegations.
      Deny a charge/allegation/claim: The men have denied charges of theft.
      2. Not allow
      Deny sb sth: She could deny her son nothing.
      Deny sth to sb: This is the only country in Europe to deny cancer screening to its citizens.
      Deny yourself sth: He denied himself all pleasures and luxuries.
    • INSIST
      Insist (that): Mike insisted that he was right.
      Insist on: She kept insisting on her innocence.
      Insist on/upon doing sth: He insisted upon checking everything himself.
    • OFFER
      Offer sb sth: They offered him a very good job, but he turned it down.
      Offer sth to sb: The drama school offers places to students who can show talent.
      Offer to do sth: My dad has offered to pick us up.
      Offer advice/help/support etc: Your doctor should be able to offer advice on diet.
      Offer an opportunity/chance/possibility: The course offers the opportunity to specialize in the final year.
      Have sth to offer (sb): He felt he had nothing to offer her that she wanted.
      Offer (sb) sth for sth: They've offered us £75,000 for the house.
    • REFUSE
      Refuse to do sth: I absolutely refuse to take part in anything illegal.
      Flatly refuse / refuse point-blank (to do sth): Mom flatly refused to go back into the hospital.
      Refuse sb sth: She was refused a work permit.
    • REMIND
      Remind sb about sth: The girls constantly had to be reminded about their chores.
      Remind sb to do sth: Remind me to buy some milk tonight.
      Remind sb (that): Mrs Welland reminded her son that they still had several people to see.
      Remind yourself: I reminded myself to watch them closely.
      Remind sb of sth: That song always reminds me of our first date.
      Remind sb (of) what/how etc: I was reminded how lucky I was.
    • RECOMMEND
      Recommend (that): I recommend that you get some professional advice.
      Recommend doing sth: I would never recommend using a sunbed on a regular basis.
      Recommend sth to sb: I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in chemistry.
      Recommend sth for sb/sth: Which type of oil do you recommend for my car?
      Recommend sb for sth: I have decided to recommend you for the directorship.
      Highly/thoroughly recommend: The hotel is highly recommended.
    • WARN
      Warn sb about sth: Travellers to Africa are being warned about the danger of HIV infection.
      Warn (sb) of sth: Salmon farmers are warning of the severe crisis facing the industry.
      Warn sb (not) to do sth: I warned you not to walk home alone.
      Warn sb (that): We warned them that there was a bull in the field.