Grammar Patterns

ADJ for n

The 'suitable' group

These adjectives indicate that someone or something is suitable for a particular purpose, treatment, or person, or is not suitable.
They were not eligible for government benefits.
Motor-driven cylinder mowers are ideal for use on ornamental lawns.
With so many moisturisers on the market, how do you choose the one that's right for you?
The event is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.
The preposition for is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Antique shops sometimes have beautiful Victorian beam scales, which are fine for weighing small amounts.
People nearby are now using well water, not usually considered fit for drinking.
A tall storage unit is perfect for hiding ironing boards when not in use.
Cut out is usually used with a negative.
I fear I'm not cut out for detection.
  • acceptable
  • adequate
  • appropriate
  • apt
  • brilliant
  • cut out
  • eligible
  • enough
  • equipped
  • excellent
  • fine
  • fit
  • good
  • great
  • ideal
  • ill-equipped
  • ill-prepared
  • inappropriate
  • ineligible
  • insufficient
  • marvellous
  • perfect
  • qualified
  • right
  • sufficient
  • suitable
  • tailor-made
  • unfit
  • unqualified
  • unsuitable
  • wrong
  • These adjectives also have the pattern ADJ n for n: acceptable, appropriate, excellent, fit, great, ideal, inappropriate, insufficient, marvellous, right, suitable, unsuitable.
    Is crime a suitable subject for art?
    He was the right man for the job.

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