Grammar Patterns

N for n

Nouns with other meanings

There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern.
He was sent a cheque for $1.3 million which bounced - there was only seven dollars in the account.
It would, therefore, probably be useful for the public to have some forum for discussion.
The once-divided city has been a magnet for the curious since the Wall came down.
Pope Francis said there was a need for a new attitude.
Mr Harris, now a wealthy businessman, immediately issued a writ for libel.
In the case of the following nouns, the preposition for is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause: base, date, deadline, estimate, potential, propensity, prospects, record, responsibility, room, space, tool, and vehicle.
Last month's deadline for handing in weapons was extended until midnight on Tuesday.
Old people have an amazing propensity for complaining.
The team also broke the record for travelling the furthest distance on a single tank of hydrogen, reaching 400 miles.
  • adjustment
  • advert
  • advertisement
  • base
  • candidate
  • cheque
  • contract
  • date
  • deadline
  • estimate
  • eye-opener
  • first
  • foil
  • forum
  • hope
  • implications
  • magnet
  • marker
  • metaphor
  • necessity
  • need
  • nomination
  • place
  • potential
  • propensity
  • prospects
  • record
  • responsibility
  • room
  • screening
  • setting
  • space
  • target
  • time
  • tip
  • tool
  • treasure trove
  • use
  • vehicle
  • victory
  • wherewithal
  • writ
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