N for n
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
Other related patterns
N for n to-infThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with for, and a to-infinitive clause.
|Noun||for||noun group||to-infinitive clause|
|their||appeal||for||more aircraft||to be donated|
|a||chance||for||British audiences||to see his work|
|room||for||the pudding||to expand|
The 'request' group
These nouns refer to requests or demands that something be done.
appeal call demand plea pressure request
He conceded mistakes, but firmly rejected calls for him to resign in the interest of stability.
Their request for him to see an outside doctor was refused.
The 'chance' group
These nouns refer to an opportunity or ability to do something.
chance opportunity permission potential right scope
This is a great chance for me to get my career back on the right track.
Brigadier Roddy agreed and gave permission for me to leave.
The 'room' group
These nouns refer to what is needed for something to happen or be done.
money place room space time
Many years later I realised that he probably didn't have the money for us to eat until he was paid.
Parnell moved across the cabin, John Timson standing back to make room for him to pass.
There was no time for the pilot to give us any warning.
The 'reason' group
These nouns refer to a reason to do something.
excuse incentive need reason
Fortunately for Los Angeles, there is still one good reason for businesses to stay put: the strength of the rest of the local economy.
Nouns with other meanings
There are a few other nouns which have this pattern.
case deadline plan tendency way
The case for nurses to have a greater role in patient care is strengthened by the findings of a report published today.
There is a growing tendency for children to return to the parental home after periods of independence.
This is one way for young people to have fun without turning to alcohol and drugs.