N to n
The 'example' groupThese nouns are used to indicate that something or someone makes, or should make, a person or group of people want to behave in a particular way.
These nouns are usually used after a link verb or the preposition as.
beacon deterrent example inspiration lesson reminder role model signal warning
The prosecution called for a prison sentence for Mr Torr as a deterrent to others.
Sister Ethel's quiet nobility is an example to us all.
Well, let that be a lesson to you.
Signal, reminder, and warning also have the pattern N to n that.
It was a healthy reminder to politicians that in a free financial world their powers are limited.