Grammar Patterns

N from n

The 'abstention' and 'retirement' group

These nouns refer to not doing something, or ceasing to do or be involved in something.
Instead of payment he exacted promises of abstention from alcohol and tobacco.
Sting announced his retirement from wrestling at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony.
In the case of break, exemption, and time out, the preposition from is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
He is taking time out from heading the medical team at Cardiff rugby club to look after them.
  • abstention
  • banishment
  • break
  • disengagement
  • exclusion
  • exemption
  • exit
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • retreat
  • time out
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