Grammar Patterns

ADJ about n

The 'marvellous' group

These adjectives indicate that someone reacts to a situation in a way that is judged to be good or bad. They are used in this way particularly in spoken English.
I don't want to be heavy about this but we'd need to define 'epic' I think before we could have a meaningful discussion on this.
They've been very supportive - they've been marvellous about it.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
My dad was a bit funny about letting kids run up and down in the house - he was very strict in that sense.
  • adult
  • beastly
  • brave
  • brilliant
  • cool
  • excellent
  • fine
  • foolish
  • funny
  • good
  • gracious
  • great
  • heavy
  • lovely
  • marvellous
  • mature
  • nice
  • odd
  • okay
  • reasonable
  • sweet
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