ActivePassive Indefinitedoingbeing done Perfecthaving done having been done
After:Examples of use to want The camera wanted adjusting. to require The poem requires learning. to need The grass needs cutting. to deserve The child deserves praising. to be worth The film is worth seeing.
functionsexamples Subject Travelling broadens your mind. There is no concealing the truth. Predicate His main occupation is playing the computer. Part of a predicate (after the verbs denoting the beginning, the duration or the end of the action) The child burst out crying. Stop asking me for definitions. Object ( prepositional or non-prepositional) Avoid making promises. I am tired of listening to your ifs and nots. Attribute (with a preposition, mostly of) Water has a wonderful way of calming.
Adverbial Modifier: (with prepositions) a) time (after, before, on, upon, at, in, since) b) cause, reason (because of, owing to, for fear of, for) c) manner of attending circumstances (by, without) d) concession (in spite of) e) condition (in case) a)Before entering the house, wipe your feet. b)For fear of looking funny I kept silent. c)He speaks to people without looking at them. d)In spite of being busy, he accepted us. e)In case of being late, let us know.