Grammar Patterns

N about n

Nouns with other meanings

There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern.
The experience taught me an unforgettable lesson about violence: it doesn't work.
We want more openness about public affairs in every sphere of life.
Two in five said publicity about assaults on women drivers had scared them into action.
In the case of fuss, lesson, and problem, the preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Don't worry too much if your toddler makes a fuss about going to bed.
In the case of fuss, problem, and publicity, the preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N about n -ing.
Why all the fuss about lads wearing earrings at school?
  • ambiguity
  • discovery
  • fuss
  • lesson
  • openness
  • problem
  • publicity
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