Grammar Patterns

of N

The 'importance' group

These nouns refer to the state of being important or interesting.
Safety is of great importance.
He did not even ask her if she'd seen anything of interest.
All these nouns except account, influence and moment are sometimes followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to.
But it is crime against property, the invasion of homes, that is of concern to most people, she says.
  • of account
  • of concern (to ...)
  • of consequence (to ...)
  • of import (to ...)
  • of importance (to ...)
  • of influence
  • of interest (to ...)
  • of moment
  • of note (to ...)
  • of relevance (to ...)
  • of significance (to ...)
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