Noun + preposition

Most common noun + preposition combinations used mostly in academic writing.

OF

  1. amount of
  2. case of
  3. nature of
  4. number of
  5. part of
  6. result of
  7. types of
  8. use of

IN

  1. changes in
  2. increase in
  3. interest in
  4. difference in
  5. reduction in
  6. variation in

FOR

  1. basis for
  2. need for
  3. responsibility for
  4. evidence for
  5. potential for
  6. support for
  7. explanation for
  8. reason for

ON

  1. data on
  2. effect on
  3. emphasis on
  4. studies on
  5. information on
  6. influence on

Source: Conrad and Biber (2010)

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