This book provides learners of English from intermediate level upwards with a wealth of course and practice material. It presents a new description of English verbs and their patterns, based on the most complete corpus analysis of verbs ever undertaken. Each pattern is explained, and the verbs sharing a pattern are listed in groups according to meaning. Clear examples show the learner exactly how the verbs are used.
clear and spacious layout
explanations of verb patterns on left hand pages, stimulating exercises on right hand pages
description of over 100 basic verb patterns
derived from the user-friendly grammar coding in the new, revised Collins Cobuild English Dictionary
tables showing clearly the elements in each verb pattern
hundreds of real spoken and written examples taken from The Bank of English
lists of frequent verbs supporting the explanations