Grammar Patterns

adj N

adj N

The noun is preceded by an adjective.
 adjectiveNoun
ararecreature
agoodlistener
ahugemargin
 Britishsoil
thewestwing
Most nouns sometimes have an adjective in front of them. The nouns listed here are always or typically preceded by an adjective.In the lists below, we often give an adjective in brackets after the noun. This is an adjective that typically occurs before the noun. Many other adjectives are often used as well.Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'citizen' and 'territory' groupsThe 'background' groupThe 'cook' groupThe 'job' groupThe 'buy' groupThe 'match' groupThe 'turnout' groupThe 'qualities' groupThe 'hair' and 'heart' groupsThe 'mood' groupThe 'place' groupThe 'specimen' groupThe 'deck' groupThe 'gland' groupThe 'arena' groupThe 'power' groupThe 'manner' groupThe 'era' groupThe 'glories' groupThe 'type' groupThe 'language' groupThe 'perspective' groupThe 'time bomb' groupNouns with other meanings

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