Grammar Patterns

without N

without N

The noun comes in a noun group after the preposition without. In some cases, the noun group begins with a determiner. In most cases, however, there is no determiner.
withoutNoun group
withoutassistance
withoutcomplaint
withouta permit
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'protest' groupThe 'emotion' groupThe 'hint' groupThe 'permission' groupThe 'help' groupThe 'delay' groupThe 'hitch' groupThe 'warning' groupThe 'risk' groupThe 'merit' groupThe 'reservation' groupThe 'doubt' groupThe 'justification' groupThe 'reference' groupNouns with other meaningsProductive uses

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