Grammar Patterns

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

The 'familiar' and 'different' group

These adjectives indicate that someone or something is normal, or that someone or something is unusual or surprising.
All available evidence suggests that there is nothing abnormal about the way overweight people eat.
He hurried across to where she stood and as he approached her he noticed there was something different about Caroline.
There was something familiar about his voice.
I began to think there must be something very strange about the way I was singing.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Is there anything special about being in the medical library as distinct from actually working in the main library?
  • abnormal
  • average
  • common
  • curious
  • different
  • distinctive
  • dramatic
  • esoteric
  • exceptional
  • extraordinary
  • familiar
  • freakish
  • funny
  • incongruous
  • inevitable
  • mysterious
  • mystical
  • natural
  • normal
  • obscure
  • odd
  • ordinary
  • outstanding
  • peculiar
  • predictable
  • puzzling
  • queer
  • radical
  • remarkable
  • routine
  • special
  • startling
  • strange
  • surprising
  • traditional
  • uncanny
  • unexpected
  • unique
  • unnatural
  • unusual
  • weird
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