Grammar Patterns

Adjective patterns with what

Pattern 1: what v-link ADJ v-link that

The adjective group is followed by a link verb and a that-clause.
whatlink verbAdjective grouplink verbthat-clause
Whatisevidentisthat she has powerful friends.
Whatwasstrangewasthat he had never tried it before.
Whatisvitalisthat you understand the depth of my feelings.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'certain' groupThe 'important' groupThe 'extraordinary' groupThe 'shocking' group

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