Grammar Patterns

adj N

The 'specimen' group

These nouns are used when describing or expressing an opinion of someone or something.
They're a great bunch of girls.
Running two homes is a costly business.
He's an odd character, I warn you, distinctly odd.
'Inevitably there are people who are going to hate you and think you are a smug git,' he says.
There are suspicions that the country has been developing biological weapons, which would be a very worrying prospect.
When Henry remarked what fine specimens the apples were, George told him they had been picked from a tree in the Reverend's orchard.
Oh, you lucky thing!
'Would you like to move into the ward?' 'A kind thought, but no, thank you.'
  • affair
  • bastard
  • beast
  • brew
  • bugger
  • bunch
  • business
  • case
  • character
  • construction
  • creation
  • creature
  • customer
  • deal
  • dodge
  • enterprise
  • experience
  • feeling
  • find
  • git
  • hole
  • idea
  • lot
  • mite
  • monkey
  • oaf
  • ploy
  • prospect
  • rogue
  • scene
  • sensation
  • sight
  • soul
  • specimen
  • spirit
  • state of affairs
  • stuff
  • substance
  • task
  • thing
  • thought
  • type
  • wheeze
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