Grammar Patterns

there v-link something/anything/nothing ADJ about n/-ing

The 'amusing' group

These adjectives indicate that something is amusing, in a good or bad way, or ironic.
There is something deliciously ironic about a trendy London audience solemnly listening to a tuneless version of 'Silly Love Songs'.
There was nothing risible about their aims, however.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
There was nothing at all amusing about going to jail.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is there v-link something/nothing/anything ADJ about n -ing.
There's really nothing funny about malaria-bearing mozzies swarming across central Queensland.
  • amusing
  • comic
  • funny
  • humorous
  • ironic
  • ironical
  • risible
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