Grammar Patterns

ADJ after v

The 'senseless' group

These adjectives indicate that someone is in a particular emotional or physical state. Most of them only have Pattern 1; awake, dead, drunk, sober, and unconscious sometimes have Pattern 2.
His friends looked at him aghast.
She gave Booter a venomous look and polished off her drink just as the boy arrived breathless on the terrace.
She had never seen him drunk before.
Eve stared at him transfixed, her plan of escape forgotten.
He lay unconscious on the road with blood pouring from his head wounds.
  • aghast
  • amazed
  • appalled
  • ashen-faced
  • awake
  • breathless
  • comatose
  • dead
  • drunk
  • entranced
  • expressionless
  • forlorn
  • goggle-eyed
  • open-mouthed
  • poker-faced
  • red-faced
  • senseless
  • sober
  • speechless
  • spellbound
  • stoned
  • stony-faced
  • straight-faced
  • transfixed
  • unafraid
  • unconscious
  • unseeing
  • wide-eyed
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