Grammar Patterns

ADJ over n

ADJ over n

The adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of over and a noun group. With some adjectives the preposition over is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ over -ing.
 Adjectiveovernoun group
Mr Moon wasfuriousoverhis arrest.
Pamela ispottyoverher daughter.
Labour isvulnerableovertax.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'angry' groupThe 'despondent' groupThe 'worried' groupThe 'enthusiastic' groupThe 'jealous' groupThe 'go mad' groupThe 'dominant' groupAdjectives with other meanings

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