Grammar Patterns

N to n

Nouns with other meanings

There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern.
Economic liberalisation invariably leads to demands for political reform, and Albania is no exception to that rule.
The 'liquidators' worked under fairly strict control to limit their exposure to radiation.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1,500 species of fish and countless crustaceans and molluscs.
I don't propose to be a party to anything of this nature, Corporal Devereux.
Mr Micklethwaite said he hoped the matter could be settled without recourse to litigation.
He was no stranger to controversy. He had already admitted to a medical journal that he had tried to give a lethal dose of drugs to a patient with terminal cancer.
Cities tend to grind to a halt after 10pm - a throwback to the days of wartime curfew and Communist puritanism.
He was a traitor to his country.
But in another bizarre twist to the case which has obsessed America, their finding will remain sealed until 10am today.
In the case of commitment and objection, the preposition to is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
The party reaffirms its commitment to reducing Britain's use of nuclear power but avoids setting any deadline for achieving it.
In the case of objection, the preposition to is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N to n -ing.
I have absolutely no objection to such people playing a full part in achieving the aims of the Labour Party.
  • accessibility
  • adaptation
  • antibodies
  • application
  • attention
  • blindness
  • challenge
  • closeness
  • commitment
  • directions
  • exception
  • exposure
  • favour
  • flashback
  • forerunner
  • home
  • host
  • input
  • line
  • listeners
  • martyr
  • means
  • objection
  • offer
  • party
  • precursor
  • proximity
  • recourse
  • resort
  • sale
  • sales
  • second nature
  • sell-out
  • signatory
  • stranger
  • superiority
  • supply
  • throwback
  • traitor
  • twist
  • witness
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