Grammar Patterns

ADJ to n

The 'important' group

These adjectives indicate that something is an important, relevant, or necessary part of something, or that it is a less important or central part.
Previously, selling petrol was seen as ancillary to the companies' main supermarket business.
Obviously, this matter is financially important to the future of the racing industry.
Executives have to take crucial and often difficult decisions. These are intrinsic to the job and are challenges to be met sensibly.
The Asia-Pacific region might once have been regarded as peripheral to the global economy, but it's now the most dynamic economic region in the world.
  • additional
  • ancillary
  • applicable
  • basic
  • bound
  • central
  • coincidental
  • complementary
  • critical
  • crucial
  • essential
  • fundamental
  • germane
  • important
  • inapplicable
  • incidental
  • indispensable
  • inherent
  • instrumental
  • integral
  • intrinsic
  • irrelevant
  • key
  • marginal
  • necessary
  • paramount
  • peripheral
  • pertinent
  • pivotal
  • relevant
  • subordinate
  • subservient
  • tangential
  • unconnected
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