Grammar Patterns

N on n

The 'conference' group

These nouns refer to a meeting set up to discuss a particular thing.
In Seoul he will attend a regional conference on trade issues.
With all of these nouns except post-mortem, the preposition on is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
The firm will be contributing to a seminar on 'Measuring and Managing Risk' at the Law Society on 20 July.
  • conference
  • congress
  • hearing
  • post-mortem
  • seminar
  • symposium
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