Grammar Patterns

ADJ with n

ADJ with n

The adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of with and a noun group. With some adjectives, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ with -ing.
 Adjectivewithnoun group/-ing
She just gotdisgustedwithhim.
The police were fullyoccupiedwithhelping firemen.
They're really quitepallywiththe doctor.
Bray turnedredwithrage.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'angry' groupThe 'patient' groupThe 'lavish' groupThe 'breathless' groupThe 'involved' groupThe 'familiar' groupThe 'excellent' groupThe 'cursed' groupThe 'awash' groupThe 'bright' groupThe 'flecked' groupThe 'coated' groupThe 'inlaid' groupThe 'decorated' groupThe 'fragrant' groupThe 'comparable' groupThe 'okay' groupThe 'lucky' groupAdjectives with other meanings

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