Grammar Patterns

N of n

The 'mixture' group

The noun refers to a mixture or union of some kind. The noun group after of indicates the ingredients or elements involved. We include here clash and collision, which refer to situations in which different things do not combine well together. These nouns are usually followed by a plural noun group. This pattern is N of pl-n.
Pinter's work is a blend of comedy and menace.
The problem, often, is a clash of styles.
The majority of British club sides consist of a mixture of professionals, students and amateurs.
  • blend
  • clash
  • coalition
  • cocktail
  • collision
  • combination
  • fusion
  • hotch-potch
  • medley
  • mishmash
  • mix
  • mixture
  • union
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