Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'condition' group

These nouns refer to the good or bad condition that something or someone is in, physically or metaphorically.
If your clothes are in very good condition, you can sell them through Good As New Shops.
She is reported to be in poor health.
I am just glad I'm still in one piece.
As a result, my life is in ruins.
This country's in a terrible state.
  • in disrepair*
  • in form
  • in pieces*
  • in ruins
  • in shape*
  • in tatters
  • in a ... state
  • in a bad way
  • in good/bad condition
  • in mint condition
  • in fine fettle
  • in good/bad health
  • in good/bad nick
  • in good order
  • in working order*
  • in good/bad repair
  • in good/bad shape
  • in one piece
  • in my prime
  • The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
    Having stood empty for many years, the mansion had fallen into disrepair.

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