Grammar Patterns

n N

These nouns refer to a quantity of a substance and indicate the form that the substance has. The first noun refers to the substance concerned.
This is a productive use.
Freezing winds sweep off the polar continent causing millimetre-sized ice crystals to form in the open sea.
The poodle had to be fed the best steaks and doggie chocolate drops.
Many people have been forced to give up woodturning because of breathing problems caused by inhaling wood dust.
Tiramisu, the creamy mixture of sponge fingers, coffee and custard, has spread throughout Europe like wildfire.
Instant coffee granules can vary by up to 100 per cent in their content of caffeine.
The hangover effects of some sleeping tablets can be lethal for people operating machinery.
  • beam (laser)
  • beam (light)
  • chip (wood)
  • chippings
  • chop
  • crystal (ice)
  • cube (ice/sugar)
  • current (air)
  • drop (chocolate)
  • droplet
  • dust
  • fillet
  • finger (sponge)
  • flake
  • formation (rock)
  • frond (palm)
  • grain (pollen)
  • granule (coffee)
  • ingot
  • leg (chicken)
  • molecule (water)
  • nugget
  • pill
  • pellet
  • pill
  • rib (pork)
  • steak (salmon)
  • stick (cinnamon)
  • tablet
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