Grammar Patterns

ADJ for n

The 'good' group

These adjectives indicate that something benefits or harms someone or something.
He believes such a move could prove disastrous for British racing.
Sunshine is good for you - in moderation.
Takeovers of regional companies have certainly been profitable for shareholders.
  • advantageous
  • auspicious
  • bad
  • beneficial
  • catastrophic
  • costly
  • damaging
  • dangerous
  • disastrous
  • fatal
  • favourable
  • fine
  • fortunate
  • good
  • healthy
  • helpful
  • instructive
  • lethal
  • lucky
  • lucrative
  • profitable
  • safe
  • unfortunate
  • unhealthy
  • unlucky
  • Most of these adjectives also have the pattern ADJ n for n.
    September was a disastrous month for most firms.
    The Midwest was also expected to be a lucrative market for retailers since economic recovery had been stronger in that region.

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