Grammar Patterns

ADJ of n

The 'considerate' and 'careless' group

These adjectives indicate that someone considers someone or something, or ignores them.
The driver had fled, careless of the fact that medical attention might be essential to save the victim's life.
Please respect the environment and be considerate of others.
In the case of mindful, the preposition of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
On 28 August 1974 Congress, mindful of saving money, directed the Navy to terminate the project.
In the case of careful and mindful, the preposition of is sometimes followed by a wh-clause.
Be careful of what you say.
  • careful
  • careless
  • considerate
  • forgetful
  • heedless
  • mindful
  • neglectful
  • respectful
  • solicitous
  • watchful
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