Grammar Patterns

N for n

The 'talent' group

These nouns refer to someone's natural ability with regard to something.
William was a man of discernment, with an eye for quality.
You've a talent for mathematics, it seems.
With most of these nouns, the preposition for is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
I don't have his flair for spotting winners.
  • aptitude
  • bent
  • capacity
  • ear
  • eye
  • facility
  • feeling
  • flair
  • genius
  • gift
  • instinct
  • knack
  • talent
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