Grammar Patterns

Adjective patterns with what

Pattern 6: what v-link ADJ about n v-link n/that/wh

The adjective group is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with about. The link verb is followed by a noun group, a that-clause, or a wh-clause.
whatlink verbAdjective groupaboutnoun grouplink verbnoun group/that/wh
Whatisinterestingaboutthis villageisthat it is in Germany.
Whatisnotableaboutthe showisits humour.
This pattern is productive: a range of adjectives that mean 'unusual', 'good', or, less frequently, 'bad', sometimes occur with this pattern. We list below the most frequent.The adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'different' groupThe 'impressive' group

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