Grammar Patterns

N to n

The 'disgrace' group

These nouns are used to indicate that someone is good or bad in some way. The noun after to refers to people closely connected with that person.
These nouns are usually used after a link verb or the preposition as.
They are charming, polite, and a credit to their parents.
Mr Justice Dyson described him as a disgrace to his profession.
  • credit
  • disgrace
  • reproach
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