Grammar Patterns

N from n

The 'help' and 'opposition' group

These nouns refer to help or hindrance.
With help from Giovanni, she was able to scramble on to the terrace, where he handed the torch up to her.
Nature can look after itself without interference from us.
The plan has run into opposition from the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
  • assistance
  • backing
  • co-operation
  • guidance
  • help
  • interference
  • opposition
  • resistance
  • support
  • Nouns which have this pattern and the pattern N for n (see Section 32) also have the pattern N from n for n.
    She has enjoyed support from nationalist MPs for her campaign for a Welsh government.
    Help and support also have the pattern N from n to-inf.
    He demanded more help from the US to hunt down terror suspects.

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