V in n
Structure II: Verb with prepositional Complement
|Verb group||in||noun group/-ing clause|
|Holiness||consists||in||doing God's will joyfully.|
|The country's only hope||lay||in||the restoration of its monarchy.|
These verbs indicate what something abstract consists of or involves. They are all link verbs (see Chapter 5).
As with so many other aspects of a relationship, the solution lies in communication.
The greatness of this team resides in its ability to cover up for its missing players.
The preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing'clause.
consist lie reside
It is, everybody likes to think, a huge, secretive bureaucracy whose only pleasure consists in producing rules to prevent people from doing things.