Grammar Patterns

N in favour of n

The 'point' group

These nouns refer to something that shows or means that something is good or true in some way.
However, there is more evidence in favour of the idea that fitness and exercise prolong life than there is against.
In the case of argument and case, the preposition in favour of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
We were also pleased to see that you acknowledge the arguments in favour of including children with disabilities in regular classrooms.
In the case of point and thing, the pattern N in poss favour is more frequent than N in favour of n.
But there is one big point in its favour - it costs less than £1.
  • argument*
  • case*
  • evidence*
  • point*
  • thing*
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