ADJ nThe adjective is followed by a noun. Adjectives in this pattern are sometimes called attributive adjectives.
Most adjectives are sometimes found in the pattern ADJ n. We list below those adjectives among the 500 most frequent adjectives which, in the senses shown, are always or usually found in the pattern ADJ n rather than in the pattern v-link ADJ. In general, ungraded adjectives, or ungraded senses of adjectives, are more usually found in the pattern ADJ n than in the pattern v-link ADJ.
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We used to grumble that we were wasting time learning a dead language.
He was a fair boss, he was a good friend and taught me a tremendous amount.
As a child I had a really hot temper. But I found that only gave me trouble.
We have a moral duty to help others.
Often he would see her smiling at him, as if sharing a private joke.
I hope you have a safe journey to Richard's and back.
Should the big urban areas, such as London, have city-wide councils?
I don't want to make the wrong decision and regret it later.