N over n
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'dispute' groupThe 'advantage' groupThe 'control' groupThe 'victory' groupThe 'fuss' groupThe 'grief' groupThe 'debate' groupThe 'agreement' groupNouns with other meanings
N over nThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of over and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition over is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. These patterns are N over -ing and N over wh.
|Noun||over||noun group/-ing clause/wh-clause|
|anger||over||the pay offer|
|wide||differences||over||how to respond to this event|
|this||furore||over||opening shops on Sunday|
|power||over||when it uses its forces|