Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'power' group

These nouns refer to a position of power or authority.
Chapman was in charge of the police operation on the night of the match and his officers made 17 arrests.
Cole put England in the driving seat with his early goal.
He has been in power for almost 14 years.
  • in authority
  • in charge (of ...)
  • in command (of ...)
  • in control (of ...)
  • in government*
  • in office*
  • in power*
  • in the driver's seat
  • in the driving seat
  • in the saddle
  • The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
    When Mrs. Thatcher came into office in 1979 bringing down inflation was the key target.

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