ADJ by n
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'achievable' groupThe 'fine' groupThe 'astonished' groupThe 'hidebound' groupThe 'available' groupThe 'accessible' groupThe 'recognizable' groupThe 'unaffected' groupThe 'higher' groupAdjectives with other meanings
ADJ by nThe adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of by and a noun group. With some adjectives, the preposition by is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ by -ing.
|Evan was||bemused||by||his fans' reactions.|
|Organization dues are||deductible||by||a member.|
|Do not be||hamstrung||by||convention.|