Grammar Patterns

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The 'awful' group

These adjectives indicate that something is judged to be bad. Some of these, such as awful, horrible, and terrible, indicate that something is bad in a general way. Others, such as dangerous, inconvenient, and irresponsible, indicate that something is bad for a specific reason.
I think it's particularly awful when one person loves the other person but the other one doesn't.
It is awkward when you have to turn down requests from other people, but it inevitably happens from time to time.
I think it would be disastrous if the divisional championship was scrapped.
It would be extremely inconvenient if any news of his disappearance were to be made public, at least during the next twenty-four hours.
Would it look rude if she took out a book? Regretfully, she decided it would.
It must be terrible if anything ever goes wrong with one of these machines.
  • absurd
  • appalling
  • awful
  • awkward
  • bad
  • catastrophic
  • damaging
  • dangerous
  • disastrous
  • dreadful
  • horrible
  • inappropriate
  • inconvenient
  • intolerable
  • irresponsible
  • monstrous
  • outrageous
  • pathetic
  • perverse
  • regrettable
  • ridiculous
  • rude
  • scandalous
  • silly
  • stupid
  • terrible
  • tragic
  • unacceptable
  • unforgivable
  • unfortunate
  • unjust
  • unsatisfactory
  • unthinkable
  • wrong
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