Grammar Patterns

ADJ as to wh

ADJ as to wh

The adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of as to and a finite wh-clause or a non-finite wh-to-inf clause. The preposition as to is sometimes followed by a noun group. This pattern is ADJ as to n.
 Adjectiveas towh-clause/noun group
You may beconfusedas towhat to do next.
They weredoubtfulas tothe success of the plot.
They areignorantas tohow the stock market operates.
She waspuzzledas towhat motivated him.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'uncertain' groupThe 'curious' groupThe 'worried' groupThe 'divided' groupAdjectives with other meanings

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