Grammar Patterns

ADJ in n

The 'helpful' group

These adjectives indicate that something or someone is useful or useless in a particular field.
I understand celery seed extracts are helpful in the treatment of arthritis.
The preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
There is also a puppy which has proved very useful in helping shy children to relate more easily.
  • beneficial
  • helpful
  • invaluable
  • unparalleled
  • useful
  • useless
  • valuable
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