Grammar Patterns

of N

of N

The noun comes in a noun group after the preposition of. In some cases the noun group begins with a determiner or an adjective. In other cases there is no determiner.
ofNoun group
ofsome assistance
ofsignificance
The preposition and noun usually come after the verb be or after an indefinite pronoun or another noun.Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'importance' groupThe 'help' groupNouns with other meaningsProductive use

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