Grammar Patterns

N among pl-n

N among pl-n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of among and a plural noun group. The preposition amongst is used instead of among in many contexts.This pattern is productive. The nouns listed here are the ones which are most frequently used in this way.
 Nounamongplural noun group
 confusionamongcustomers
 enthusiasmamongvoters
areputationamonghis colleagues
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'fear' groupThe 'consensus' groupThe 'conflict' groupThe 'communication' groupThe 'popularity' groupThe 'unemployment' groupThe 'illness' groupThe 'differences' groupThe 'friends' groupNouns with other meanings

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