Grammatica

ADJ about n

ADJ about n

The adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of about and a noun group. With some adjectives, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. These patterns are ADJ about -ing and ADJ about wh.
 Adjectiveaboutnoun group/-ing/wh
I'mgladaboutthat.
Giorgio wasgloomyaboutthe future.
She isperplexedaboutwhat to do for him.
Gordon is beingstoicalabouthaving his leg amputated.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'passionate' and 'cool' groupThe 'happy' groupThe 'unhappy' groupThe 'philosophical' groupThe 'nervous' groupThe 'angry' groupThe 'curious' groupThe 'arrogant' groupThe 'cynical' and 'serious' groupThe 'certain' groupThe 'specific' and 'vague' groupThe 'apologetic' groupThe 'scathing' and 'charitable' groupThe 'articulate' and 'reticent' groupThe 'honest' and 'dishonest' groupThe 'entertaining' groupThe 'marvellous' groupThe 'ruthless' groupThe 'careful' groupThe 'fair' and 'selfish' groupThe 'analytical' groupThe 'aware' and 'ignorant' groupThe 'right' and 'wrong' group

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