Grammar Patterns

ADJ at n

ADJ at n

The adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of at and a noun group. The preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ at -ing.
 Adjectiveatnoun group/-ing clause
She'sexcellentatgetting people to do things.
Sydney wasfuriousatthe treatment he had received.
He was reallymadatme.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'good' groupThe 'nervous' groupThe 'angry' groupProductive use

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