N on n
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'talk' groupThe 'article' groupThe 'conference' groupThe 'ideas' groupThe 'expert' groupThe 'commission' groupThe 'emphasis' groupThe 'attack' groupThe 'law' groupThe 'ban' groupThe 'burden' groupThe 'work' groupThe 'blow' groupThe 'effect' groupThe 'dependence' groupThe 'tax' groupThe 'profit' groupThe 'bet' groupThe 'improvement' groupThe 'stain' groupNouns with other meaningsOther related patterns
N on nThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of on and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition on is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause.Some nouns are sometimes followed by upon instead of on. Upon is a more formal or literary word.
|Noun||on||noun group/-ing clause/wh-clause|
|useful||advice||on||how to run a business|
|the||focus||on||protecting the child|
|my||thoughts||on||life in general|