Grammar Patterns

N of n

The 'way' group

The noun refers to a way of doing something or a thing that enables someone to do something. The noun group after of indicates what is being done or attempted.
The fax is fast coming to rival the telephone as a means of communication.
The preposition of is often followed by an '-ing' clause.
That's one way of dealing with the problem.
  • means
  • method
  • way
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