Grammar Patterns

N from n

Other related patterns

N from n for n

See meaning groups 8 and 10 above.

N from n to n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with from and another prepositional phrase beginning with to.
 Nounfromnoun grouptonoun group
the currentshiftfromoptimismtogloom
thetransitionfromschooltouniversity
Nouns with this pattern refer to a change from one thing or state to another.
Lower income tax, combined with a shift from taxation on earning to taxation on spending, would increase incentives.
In the case of shift, switch, and transition, the prepositions from and to may be followed by '-ing' clauses.
There are many benefits from making the switch from working for someone else to being self-employed.
  • change
  • crossover
  • move
  • passage
  • shift
  • switch
  • transformation
  • transition
  • N from n that

    See meaning group 10 above.

    N from n to-inf

    See meaning groups 8 and 10 above.

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