Grammar Patterns

N about n

The 'disagreement' group

These nouns refer to disagreements or arguments.
But there is still significant disagreement about the electoral system to be used.
A chauffeur for a top union boss went berserk with a secretary during a row about overtime.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N about n -ing.
I knew there was a lot of controversy about the coach picking me and I knew if I didn't play well I'd hear about it.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a wh-clause.
There's some dispute about what the real origins of the game are, which I suppose is understandable.
  • argument
  • conflict
  • controversy
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • fight
  • quarrel
  • row
  • squabble
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