N to n
The 'short cut' group
These nouns refer to ways of getting to a particular position, usually one you want to be in.
The greatest problem is getting young people to believe that training is their passport to success.
All-party talks still offer the best path to peace.
In the Middle Ages sheep represented the fastest short-cut to great wealth.
In the countries of the former Soviet Union, brilliant youngsters with a talent for chess are striving to use the game as a springboard to fame and fortune.
With most of these nouns, the preposition to is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
bridge fast track first step gateway high road key passport path pathway road route short cut springboard stepping stone
The key to getting the best value for money is to shop extensively before making a choice.