Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'agreement' group

These nouns refer to relationships between people. With the exception of tune, these are reciprocal nouns.
A spokesman said the date of the talks won't be officially announced until all parties are in agreement.
Are you still in contact with them?
Unfortunately the press officer, who might be expected to clarify the situation, is in dispute with his employers over his contract.
  • in accord (with ...)
  • in agreement (with ...)
  • in communication with ...
  • in competition (with ...)
  • in conflict (with ...)*
  • in contact (with ...)
  • in disagreement (with ...)
  • in dispute (with ...)
  • in harmony (with ...)
  • in step (with ...)
  • in touch (with ...)
  • in tune with ...
  • The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
    His brash and stubborn attitude had brought him into conflict with the United Nations' Secretary-General in the past.

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