Grammar Patterns

in N

The 'privacy' group

These nouns are used to indicate whether something is done or said in private or not.
He indicated with his eyes that they should move around to the back of the office block where they could talk in privacy.
His opponents could criticize him in public, on television, in the papers, wherever they wanted to.
  • in confidence
  • in privacy
  • in private
  • in public
  • in secrecy
  • in secret
  • in the open
  • Open also has the pattern into N.
    I feel a lot more should be done to bring this problem out into the open.

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