Grammar Patterns

under N

under N

The noun comes in a noun group after the preposition under. In most cases, there is no determiner. In some cases, however, the noun group begins with a determiner.
underNoun group
underarrest
undergreat strain
underhis command
underan assumed name
Note that some nouns with this pattern (contract, escort, guarantee, oath, review, siege, and warranty) are count nouns which are normally preceded by a determiner. In this pattern, however, they have no determiner.Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'attack' groupThe 'leadership' groupThe 'regime' groupThe 'strain' groupThe 'consideration' groupThe 'construction' groupThe 'guidelines' groupThe 'guarantee' groupThe 'heading' groupThe 'pseudonym' groupThe 'pretence' groupThe 'misapprehension' groupThe 'anaesthetic' groupThe 'cover' groupNouns with other meanings

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