This entry was created in response to a student writing:
X has become an important problem
The reusable link is http://ske.li/big_problem and it looks like this:
nb it may be worth drawing students’ attention to the verbs occurring before ‘a [big] problem’
It is also quite interesting to look at other ‘problem’ nouns that are used in this sort of pattern. The reusable link is http://ske.li/key_issue and it looks like this:
It’s interesting to note the prevalence of prepositional phrases following the problem.