N as to wh
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'advice' groupThe 'idea' groupNouns with other meanings
N as to whThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of as to and a finite wh-clause. With some nouns, the preposition as to is occasionally followed by a wh-word and a to-infinitive clause. This pattern is N as to wh-to-inf. With most nouns, the preposition as to is occasionally followed by a noun group. This pattern is N as to n.
|Noun||as to||wh-clause/wh-to-inf/noun group|
|a powerful||argument||as to||why reform should go ahead|
|assumptions||as to||who will win|
|ignorance||as to||the precise nature of the process|
|suggestions||as to||where to go next|