Grammar Patterns

ADJ about n

The 'fair' and 'selfish' group

These adjectives indicate a range of other ways that people behave.
I said, 'Well this is the price that's been quoted and the quote stands for thirty days.' Because I thought I ought to be professional about it.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Was he quite generous about giving you money and so on?
Local communities can be coldly selfish about keeping out the less attractive things that cities require - mental homes, prisons, new housing developments.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a wh-clause.
We are actually bound by our professional ethics to be fair about what we find.
Parkside offers advice for change in life style, but is sensible about what is practical.
  • competitive
  • conservative
  • evangelical
  • fair
  • generous
  • insensitive
  • moralistic
  • precious
  • prescriptive
  • professional
  • selfish
  • sensible
  • sensitive
  • sophisticated
  • supportive
  • sympathetic
  • tolerant
  • unsympathetic
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