Grammar Patterns

ADJ in n

The 'right' group

These adjectives indicate that someone is judged to be right or wrong in doing something.
As a breed, anglers are notoriously negligent in the maintenance of their tackle.
You were wrong in what you said about Harry Evans.
The preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Her husband has been remiss in failing to seek reconciliation according to African cultural traditions.
Dave is right in saying it would be silly to build two new stadiums.
  • correct
  • justified
  • lax
  • negligent
  • remiss
  • right
  • wise
  • wrong
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