Grammar Patterns

N between pl-n

N between pl-n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of between and a plural noun group. With some nouns, the preposition between is sometimes followed by two '-ing' clauses joined by a conjunction.
 Nounbetweenplural noun group/-ing clause
a fiercedebatebetweenconservatives and liberals
thedifferencebetweenwinning and losing
 relationsbetweenthe two nations
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'relationship' groupThe 'split' groupThe 'fight' groupThe 'reconciliation' groupThe 'agreement' groupThe 'love' and 'enmity' groupThe 'communication' groupThe 'collaboration' groupThe 'interaction' groupThe 'boundary' groupThe 'difference' groupThe 'similarity' groupThe 'balance' groupThe 'interval' groupNouns with other meanings

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