Is the following sentence grammar correct ? "Her acting career officially began in 2002 when she landed her first TV role. Other small parts on TV and in a few films followed." Does "followed" in the sentence need an object ? If no, I thought it should be "Other small parts on TV and in a few films is followed". Is my understanding correct?

  • No: this is an example of the transitive verb "follow" being used in an intransitive construction. We would say that the direct object is 'unexpressed'. – BillJ May 6 '18 at 9:10

Your understanding is not correct. In your example, the verb 'follow' is used intransitively to mean 'come after in time or order'.

2 Come after in time or order.

‘the six years that followed his restoration’

no object: ‘the rates are as follows’


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