understand | realise + that CLAUSE

understand | realise + that CLAUSE

Point 42 in the category of VERBS/patterns is defined as:

an increasing range of verbs, typically reporting or mental process verbs, with a ‘that’-clause as the direct object


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

I started to understand that there are many types of movies, and I started to distinguish between them.

Arabic, Male, Level 4, Writing Class.


*Note that this partly overlaps ’28 present simple B1 2 with an increasing a range of mental process verbs, including ‘remember’, ‘understand’, ‘believe’.”  From this, we could surmise additional examples of what ‘increasing range’ means.


An iWeb search for:

UNDERSTAND|REALIsE that_C _P _VV

1 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WANT 744
2 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU NEED 742
3 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED 511
4 UNDERSTAND THAT IT TAKES 378
5 UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED 332
6 UNDERSTAND THAT I NEED 304
7 REALISE THAT YOU NEED 163
8 REALISE THAT THEY NEED 133
9 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WANT 111
10 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU FEEL 108
11 UNDERSTAND THAT WE LIVE 83
12 REALISE THAT WE NEED 71
13 REALISE THAT I NEED 70
14 UNDERSTAND THAT HE NEEDS 63
15 UNDERSTAND THAT IT MEANS 61
16 UNDERSTAND THAT IT MAKES 60
17 UNDERSTAND THAT IT NEEDS 59
18 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU GET 59
19 UNDERSTAND THAT WE WANT 56
20 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU KNOW 54
21 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU THINK 52
22 UNDERSTAND THAT I NEEDED 51
23 UNDERSTAND THAT I WANT 51
24 UNDERSTAND THAT HE WANTS 43
25 UNDERSTAND THAT SHE NEEDS 42
26 UNDERSTAND THAT I LOVE 41
27 UNDERSTAND THAT IT COMES 41
28 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CARE 41
29 UNDERSTAND THAT I KNOW 40
30 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU BELIEVE 39
31 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU LOVE 39
32 REALISE THAT I NEEDED 38
33 UNDERSTAND THAT WE RESERVE 38
34 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU LIKE 38
35 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU USE 36
36 UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE WANTS 35
37 UNDERSTAND THAT I MEAN 34
38 UNDERSTAND THAT WE MAKE 34
39 UNDERSTAND THAT I THINK 33
40 UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE MAKES 32
41 UNDERSTAND THAT WE KNOW 31
42 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WORK 31
43 REALISE THAT IT TAKES 30
44 UNDERSTAND THAT IT COSTS 29
45 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU EXPECT 29
46 REALISE THAT YOU WANT 27
47 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU VALUE 27
48 UNDERSTAND THAT IT WORKS 26
49 UNDERSTAND THAT I GET 25
50 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MEAN 25
51 UNDERSTAND THAT IT REQUIRES 24
52 UNDERSTAND THAT IT SEEMS 24
53 UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING CONTAINED 24 (probably past particle)
54 UNDERSTAND THAT IT LOOKS 23
55 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WANTED 23
56 UNDERSTAND THAT IT TOOK 22
57 UNDERSTAND THAT WE TAKE 22
58 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WISH 22
59 UNDERSTAND THAT HE NEEDED 21
60 UNDERSTAND THAT NOBODY WANTS 21
61 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEEDED 21
62 UNDERSTAND THAT WE WORK 21
63 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU REQUIRE 21
64 UNDERSTAND THAT I WANTED 20
65 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WANTED 20
66 UNDERSTAND THAT WE GET 20
67 UNDERSTAND THAT WE RECEIVE 20
68 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DESERVE 20
69 REALISE THAT YOU WANTED 19
70 UNDERSTAND THAT IT GOES 19
71 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY LIVE 19
72 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU TAKE 19
73 UNDERSTAND THAT HE LOVES 18
74 UNDERSTAND THAT IT HAPPENS 18
75 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY MAKE 18
76 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY PLAY 18
77 UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEEDED 18
78 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SAY 18
79 REALISE THAT I WANTED 17
80 UNDERSTAND THAT I GOT 17
81 UNDERSTAND THAT IT HELPS 17
82 UNDERSTAND THAT IT HURTS 17
83 UNDERSTAND THAT NOBODY LIKES 17
84 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY GET 17
85 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY USE 17
86 REALISE THAT I WANT 16
87 REALISE THAT IT NEEDS 16
88 UNDERSTAND THAT HE WANTED 16
89 UNDERSTAND THAT IT DEPENDS 16
90 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WORK 16
91 UNDERSTAND THAT WE LOVE 16
92 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ASSUME 16
93 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SAID 16
94 REALISE THAT HE NEEDS 15
95 REALISE THAT YOU FORGOT 15
96 UNDERSTAND THAT I FEEL 15
97 UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WANTS 15
98 UNDERSTAND THAT THEY FEEL 15
99 UNDERSTAND THAT YOU GOT 15
100 UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE NEEDS 14


A2 Vocabulary:

believe, care, costs, everyone, forgot, happens, hurts, mean, means, nobody, nothing, receive, wish

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