Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'gear' group

These nouns refer to gears. This pattern is also used with ordinal numbers, as in in second.
He put the car in gear again, and turned it around.
  • in gear
  • in neutral
  • in reverse
  • All these nouns also have the pattern into N.
    He slammed the powerful car into reverse and roared across a dual carriageway.

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