Grammar Patterns

N in favour of n

Nouns with other meanings

There are a few other nouns which have this pattern.
In Japan, the consensus in favour of an autumn election is remarkable: all the main national newspapers have called for one.
In the case of consensus and majority, the preposition in favour of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Most opinion polls show a majority in favour of preserving the federation.
  • consensus
  • imbalance*
  • majority*
  • swing*
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