Grammar Patterns

ADJ in n

The 'important' group

These adjectives indicate that something or someone is important in a particular area.
The type of oil being used also is important in the fight against heart disease.
The preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
All parents hope their child will enjoy reading for the pleasure of it. But this skill, along with accurate spelling, is essential in succeeding in most areas of life.
  • critical
  • crucial
  • decisive
  • essential
  • important
  • influential
  • instrumental
  • pivotal
  • prominent
  • relevant
  • significant
  • vital
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