Grammar Patterns

N in n

N in n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
 Nouninnoun group/-ing clause
ourfaithinourselves
ariseininterest rates
an importantroleinsetting trends
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'increase' and 'decrease' groupThe 'involvement' groupThe 'ingredient' groupThe 'turning point' groupThe 'era' groupThe 'setback' groupThe 'break' groupThe 'hole' groupThe 'flaw' groupThe 'pain' groupThe 'difference' groupThe 'belief' groupThe 'pride' groupThe 'skill' groupThe 'course' groupThe 'career' groupThe 'experiment' groupThe 'trade' groupNouns with other meanings

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