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N in favour of n

N in favour of n

The noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in favour of and a noun group. With a few nouns, the preposition in favour of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N in favour of -ing.
 Nounin favour ofnoun group/-ing
thecasein favour ofthe death penalty
theirconsensusin favour ofkeeping troops there
aprejudicein favour offamous names
his recentstatementsin favour ofcompromise
Many nouns with this pattern also have the pattern N in poss favour - that is, the noun can be followed by in, a possessive such as his or Britain's, and favour, as in The only argument in its favour was that it worked. These nouns are marked with an asterisk (*) .Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'bias' groupThe 'decision' groupThe 'point' groupThe 'speech' groupThe 'demonstration' groupNouns with other meanings

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