Grammar Patterns

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The 'pleasure' group

These nouns indicate that something is pleasant or easy.
It was a comfort knowing you were there.
It's a pleasure doing business with Harry because he is such an old charmer.
So it was a great relief knowing that it wasn't just me.
Joke is usually used with the determiner no.
It's no joke being pregnant.
  • boost
  • comfort
  • delight
  • doddle
  • dream
  • honour
  • hoot
  • joke
  • joy
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • thrill
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