Grammar Patterns

it v-link ADJ that

The 'interesting' and 'surprising' group

These adjectives indicate that the event or situation indicated by the that-clause is expected or unexpected. They include adjectives that indicate that:
    something is surprising e.g. amazing, astonishing, surprising
    something is normal or ordinary e.g. common, normal, typical
    something is out of the ordinary e.g. incongruous, odd, peculiar
    something is interesting or puzzling e.g. baffling, interesting, notable
When Norwegians came into an area, it was common that the first thing that they established was a school and then a church.
It's interesting that she's never asked what he looks like.
It is mind-boggling after all these warnings the problems will still take months or even years to clear up.
Isn't it a bit odd that she lives with two husbands?
With Indian food now firmly established as a favourite in Britain, it should hardly be surprising that Indian beer, too, should be popular.
  • amazing
  • anomalous
  • astonishing
  • astounding
  • baffling
  • bizarre
  • characteristic
  • common
  • conspicuous
  • curious
  • extraordinary
  • fascinating
  • funny
  • incomprehensible
  • incongruous
  • indicative
  • inevitable
  • instructive
  • interesting
  • intriguing
  • mind-blowing
  • mind-boggling
  • miraculous
  • natural
  • newsworthy
  • normal
  • notable
  • noteworthy
  • noticeable
  • odd
  • paradoxical
  • peculiar
  • perplexing
  • predictable
  • puzzling
  • rare
  • remarkable
  • revealing
  • staggering
  • startling
  • strange
  • striking
  • stunning
  • suggestive
  • surprising
  • typical
  • unexpected
  • unprecedented
  • unusual
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