The 'conditions' group
These nouns refer to the situation that someone or something is in.
in ambush in care* in circulation* in contention* in limbo* in mothballs* in opposition in receivership* in recess* in reserve in residence in service* in solitude in stock in storage* in transit in trust in the circumstances in the doldrums in the running (for ...) in this case in these conditions in this position* in this situation* in a/no position to ... in my element
In these conditions the fish breed well and grow well and are active all year.
The U2 plane has been virtually in mothballs since the end of the cold war.
But yesterday he insisted he is still in the running.
The nouns marked with an asterisk (*) also have the pattern into N.
When Kim was 11 her parents split up and she was taken into care.