Basic English Usage
Noun phrases with their unique prepositions: time to practice some more. Do yourself a favor and say them out loud!
distribution of X :
The distribution of our bonuses began yesterday.
I thought it was a reasonable distribution of workload.
habit of doing X :
Lee had a bad habit of clearing his throat.
No one is in the habit of insulting the boss.
contract for X :
We ended the contract for the construction.
Our attorney will prepare a contract for the next phase of the project.
[also common: contract to do X]
growth in X :
There will be no growth in GDP this year.
They predicted there would be significant growth in attendance this season.
contact with X :
She wants to make contact with her old friends.
Contact with competitors is sometimes considered inappropriate.
Note: These noun phrases are not always constructed with only these prepositions. They are just the most common combinations.
Lesson: Phrases 2
Course: Basic English Usage