Grammar Patterns

under N

The 'guidelines' group

These nouns refer to an arrangement, law, or set of rules. They are used with this pattern when someone is indicating what an arrangement, law, or set of rules entails.
The problem is that under Article 8 of the 1946 whaling convention, killing of whales is allowed for scientific purposes.
Experts said Martin was lucky not to have been jailed for six months or more, under guidelines laid down by the Appeal Court last July.
He said that under current legislation a pharmacist could own a maximum of four pharmacies.
Under this scheme the number of working hours would be lowered to 1,800 hours a year by 1992.
The following are used as normal count nouns, but are always used with words which make the meaning more specific:
  • accord
  • Act
  • agreement
  • amendment
  • arrangement
  • article
  • clause
  • code
  • constitution
  • contract
  • deal
  • law
  • lease
  • legislation
  • pact
  • plan
  • policy
  • powers
  • proposal
  • rule
  • scheme
  • section
  • system
  • treaty
  • The following are used as normal plural nouns, but are always used with words that make the meaning more specific:
  • guidelines
  • provisions
  • regulations
  • terms
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