Grammar Patterns

poss N

The 'pupil' group

These nouns refer to a person whom someone is responsible for or helps in some way. This use is productive. For example you can use it for any group of schoolchildren as in my class, my form, my first-years.
In the afternoon he took his charges to museums, parks, and entertainments, keeping one eye on them and another on his books.
The Reverend is surely right in refusing to tolerate adultery among his flock.
She and her children left shortly after tea, and my lot have all had baths and stories and are now in bed.
I teach my pupils about all the world's faiths.
  • charge
  • flock
  • godchild
  • goddaughter
  • godson
  • lot
  • protégé
  • pupil
  • stable
  • student
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