ADJ to n

The 'generous' and 'horrible' group

These adjectives indicate how someone treats another person, or how someone feels about someone or something. The adjective may indicate general good or bad behaviour, such as horrible or marvellous, or it may indicate specific kinds of behaviour or feelings, such as beholden, deferential, or disloyal.
I think Montville State School is a wonderful school. Everyone is friendly to each other.
I've been very generous to my son.
He was completely horrible to me in front of everybody.
Sometimes I wish I could just be rude to callers and hang up on them whenever I feel like it.
Do you worry about your partner being unfaithful to you?
  • abusive
  • antagonistic
  • attentive
  • beholden
  • compassionate
  • courteous
  • deferential
  • discourteous
  • disloyal
  • disrespectful
  • fair
  • faithful
  • friendly
  • generous
  • good
  • grateful
  • horrible
  • horrid
  • hostile
  • indebted
  • indifferent
  • insulting
  • kind
  • loyal
  • marvellous
  • mean
  • nasty
  • nice
  • obligated
  • polite
  • respectful
  • rude
  • sympathetic
  • unfaithful
  • unkind
  • unsympathetic
  • In the case of grateful, indebted, and obligated, the adjective is sometimes followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to and a second prepositional phrase beginning with for. The preposition for is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ to n for n/-ing.
    He's a very capable politician and I'll always be indebted to him for giving me my first break.

    Vedi contenuto correlato

    NUOVO da Collins!
    NUOVO da Collins!
    Elenchi di parole inglesi
    Elenchi di parole inglesi
    Ultime parole inviate
    Ultime parole inviate
    Facile apprendimento della grammatica inglese
    Facile apprendimento della grammatica inglese
    COBUILD Grammar Patterns
    COBUILD Grammar Patterns
    Blog di amanti delle parole
    Blog di amanti delle parole
    Scrabble Checker online
    Scrabble Checker online
    The Paul Noble Method
    The Paul Noble Method
    Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
    Register now or login in to access