Grammar Patterns

N among pl-n

The 'friends' group

These nouns refer to people who are part of a larger group.
This tactic won him a following among embittered war veterans.
Although he had many friends among the Tories, he believed that a Labour government would be good for business and good for the country.
Elements is usually preceded by an adjective.
He is not completely in control of extremist elements among his supporters.
  • elements
  • following
  • friends
  • supporters
  • There is one noun, giant, which refers to one member of a group.
    After his stroke, he kept his humour and strong character, and remained a giant among men.

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