Grammar Patterns

under N

The 'consideration' group

These nouns refer to a situation in which someone or something is being watched, studied, questioned, or discussed.
Another option under consideration involved closing the hospital's accident and emergency centre.
They embraced under the puzzled gaze of the officer and other passengers waiting to leave for the shore.
In another part of the capital today, the world of big-time college athletics will be put under the microscope.
The move comes at a time when official statistics are already under close scrutiny.
They had obviously had the house under surveillance for some time.
We've had over four inches of rain tonight and a lot more is expected today. This part of north Florida is under a flood watch.
  • under consideration
  • under cross-examination
  • under debate
  • under discussion
  • under examination
  • under interrogation
  • under investigation
  • under negotiation
  • under observation
  • under questioning
  • under review
  • under scrutiny
  • under study
  • under surveillance
  • under suspicion
  • under test
  • under the microscope
  • under the spotlight
  • under the eye of ...
  • under the gaze of ...
  • under ... watch
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