Grammar Patterns

N on n

The 'ideas' group

These nouns refer to thoughts, opinions, or attitudes.
There will have to be agreement on that issue if there is to be a successful outcome of these latest talks.
He has promised to meet us to discuss further his ideas on the health service.
With most of these nouns, the preposition on is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause.
The decision on what to do with the economy has now been put off until Monday.
His views on maintaining the family as the bedrock of stability were widely applauded.
  • agreement
  • consensus
  • decision
  • differences
  • disagreement
  • feelings
  • fix
  • ideas
  • opinion
  • policy
  • position
  • rethink
  • slant
  • speculation
  • stance
  • stand
  • take
  • thoughts
  • verdict
  • view (usu plural)
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