Grammar Patterns

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The 'independence' group

These nouns refer to states or situations. With many of these nouns, the noun is usually or sometimes followed by a prepositional phrase. This is a productive use.
On March 16 1968, Robert Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
On one level, the novel was designed as an allegory of a civilization in its death throes.
Dave Wilkins turned to God after his drug habit almost destroyed his life.
When Mrs Mary Ryan lost her sight, she also lost her independence.
But men's groups say their plight has been largely ignored.
'I think anyone in my position obviously has to look at those questions,' she said.
And their reliance on foreign oil is dramatically higher than ours.
  • absence
  • absorption
  • acquaintance
  • acquaintanceship
  • addiction
  • availability
  • candidacy
  • candidature
  • death throes
  • engagement
  • enslavement
  • equilibrium
  • existence
  • freedom
  • friendship
  • habit
  • independence
  • monopoly
  • mortality
  • nakedness
  • plight
  • position
  • post
  • predicament
  • presence
  • privacy
  • relationship
  • reliance
  • situation
  • stay
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