Grammar Patterns

N among pl-n

Nouns with other meanings

There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern.
Both clubs are demonstrating a strong desire to claim a place among the country's leading clubs.
A survey among secondary schoolchildren revealed that 12 per cent of 11- to 15-year-olds in England regularly smoked.
In l979 she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the poorest of the poor in Calcutta.
Behaviour and issue are usually preceded by an adjective.
'Good street lighting also seems to cut down on disorderly behaviour among youths,' says Dr Painter.
  • backlash
  • behaviour
  • common knowledge
  • complaint
  • issue
  • joke
  • place
  • poll
  • position
  • practice
  • standards
  • survey
  • tendency
  • trend
  • work
  • Tendency usually has the pattern N among pl-n to-inf.
    There's a tendency among politicians and journalists to make things out to be worse than they are.

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