Grammar Patterns

ADJ to n

The 'liable' group

These adjectives indicate that someone or something often does or suffers something or may do or suffer something, usually something bad.
This cream is excellent for persons with oily complexions inclined to blemishes, spots, and pimples.
If you have an older house, which is liable to problems caused by wear and tear, this insurance policy may be for you.
In the case of doomed, given, open, and prone, the preposition to is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Type B personalities are gentle, introverted and prone to being used as doormats.
  • doomed
  • given
  • inclined
  • liable
  • open
  • prone
  • subject
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