N in favour of nThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in favour of and a noun group. With a few nouns, the preposition in favour of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N in favour of -ing.
Many nouns with this pattern also have the pattern N in poss favour - that is, the noun can be followed by in, a possessive such as his or Britain's, and favour, as in The only argument in its favour was that it worked. These nouns are marked with an asterisk (*) .Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'bias' groupThe 'decision' groupThe 'point' groupThe 'speech' groupThe 'demonstration' groupNouns with other meanings
| ||Noun||in favour of||noun group/-ing|
|the||case||in favour of||the death penalty|
|their||consensus||in favour of||keeping troops there|
|a||prejudice||in favour of||famous names|
|his recent||statements||in favour of||compromise|