Grammar Patterns

of N

The 'help' group

These nouns refer to the state of being useful or helpful in some way.
I hope I can be of help.
The noun group sometimes begins with the determiner any, little, more, much, no, or some.
Without a manual the software is of little use.
These nouns are sometimes followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to.
That will be of no comfort to the families who are protesting about their treatment at the hands of the law.
  • of advantage (to ...)
  • of assistance (to ...)
  • of benefit (to ...)
  • of comfort (to ...)
  • of consolation (to ...)
  • of help (to ...)
  • of service (to ...)
  • of use (to ...)
  • of utility (to ...)
  • of value (to ...)
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