Grammar Patterns

the N

The 'nick' group

These nouns refer to public buildings or institutions.
They've been sentenced to four years in the nick for 'removing bodily parts from corpses without consent'.
Worst of all were those who could not look after themselves and therefore had to be cared for in the poorhouse.
  • nick
  • poorhouse
  • slammer
  • students' union
  • town hall
  • workhouse
  • YMCA
  • YWCA
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