Grammar Patterns

the N

The 'impossible' group

These nouns refer to something with a particular quality, or things with a particular quality or of a particular type. This is a productive use.
I'm being asked to do the impossible.
Humphrey told the colleges he wanted to investigate why people believe in the paranormal.
Switzerland became a necessary pilgrimage for lovers of the picturesque.
  • absurd
  • aesthetic
  • avant-garde
  • banal
  • baroque
  • best
  • bizarre
  • exotic
  • impossible
  • inevitable
  • infinite
  • mundane
  • occult
  • paranormal
  • picturesque
  • positive
  • possible
  • ridiculous
  • sublime
  • supernatural
  • unexpected
  • unknown
  • unthinkable
  • usual
  • worst
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