Grammar Patterns

V in favour of n

V in favour of n

The verb is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in favour of and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with prepositional Object
    He spoke in favour of the plan.
V in favour of n/-ing
 Verb groupin favour ofnoun group/-ing clause
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
The majorityhave arguedin favour ofwaiting.
An international panelhas ruledin favour ofthe Americans.
More than 350 deputiesvotedin favour ofthe proposals.
Phrasal verbs: V P in favour of n/-ing
 Verb groupParticlein favour ofnoun group
SubjectVerbprepositional Object
Theycameoutin favour ofsetting up a new party.
Hestooddownin favour ofhis friend.
Verbs with this pattern also have the pattern V in poss favour - that is, the verb can be followed by in, a possessive, and favour, as in The court ruled in his favour.Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'speak' groupThe 'discriminate' groupThe 'stand down' groupStructure information

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