Grammar Patterns

ADJ by n

The 'fine' group

These adjectives indicate that a situation is judged to be acceptable. The noun group following the preposition by indicates a person, and it is usually a personal pronoun such as me, them, or us.
He still can't remember my name - calls me 'mate', which is fine by me.
  • all right
  • cool
  • fine
  • okay
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