Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'conformity' and 'contravention' group

These nouns refer to the obeying or disobeying of a law or rule.
The prime minister is, in conformity with the constitution, chosen by the president.
The club consider the player's actions were in contravention of League rules.
They also say the policy is in violation of a New York City civil rights law.
  • in accord with ...
  • in accordance with ...
  • in breach of ...
  • in compliance (with ...)*
  • in conflict with ...
  • in conformity with ...*
  • in contravention of ...
  • in default (of ...)
  • in deference to ...
  • in defiance of ...
  • in line (with ...)*
  • in obedience to ...
  • in violation of ...
  • The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
    Here we had a mother who was desperate to have her son brought into line.

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