Grammar Patterns

ADJ of n

The 'desirous' group

These adjectives indicate that someone would like to have something.
I was envious of their anonymity.
In the case of desirous, the preposition of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Berlau watched a stream of newcomers arrive, all desirous of working closely with 'the master'.
  • desirous
  • envious
  • jealous
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