Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'degree' group

These nouns refer to aspects of things. They are often used in this pattern when talking about differences or changes.
They are quite similar in appearance.
I'd like to say something about the difference between the two towns because they are very different in character.
'Offences of manslaughter vary enormously in degree,' he said.
In late Victorian England, as in other parts of the world, aviculture was growing in popularity.
  • in ability
  • in age
  • in appearance
  • in attitude
  • in character
  • in colour
  • in composition
  • in degree
  • in design
  • in form
  • in frequency
  • in importance
  • in intensity
  • in kind
  • in magnitude
  • in manner
  • in nature
  • in origin
  • in outlook
  • in popularity
  • in price
  • in quality
  • in quantity
  • in scale
  • in shape
  • in size
  • in spirit
  • in stature
  • in strength
  • in structure
  • in style
  • in temperament
  • in temperature
  • in texture
  • in tone
  • in value
  • in volume
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