Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'foothills' group

These nouns refer to places or parts of places. (Farmlands, grasslands, marshlands, moorlands, parklands, quicksands, and steppes also occur in a singular form with no determiner.)
The film was shot in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.
But further west, where the grasslands give way to the Tanami desert, you might find the occasional herd moving south.
These premises are regularly patrolled by dogs.
His quarters were in the American VIP section of the NATO complex and had access to CNN's satellite service.
  • apartments
  • backbenches
  • back streets
  • backwoods
  • battlements
  • benches
  • bleachers
  • chambers
  • colonies
  • downs
  • environs
  • farmlands
  • foothills
  • gardens
  • grasslands
  • grounds
  • heavens
  • highlands
  • lowlands
  • marshlands
  • moorlands
  • mudflats
  • outskirts
  • parklands
  • precincts
  • premises
  • provinces
  • quarters
  • quicksands
  • rapids
  • reaches
  • regions
  • sands
  • shallows
  • shores
  • snows
  • stalls
  • steppes
  • suburbs
  • surroundings
  • terraces
  • territorial waters
  • tropics
  • uplands
  • wastes
  • waters
  • wilds
  • wings
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