Grammar Patterns

there v-link something/anything/nothing ADJ about n/-ing

The 'attractive' group

These adjectives indicate that someone or something is good in some way.
There is something oddly noble about Charles.
I guess I can say there's nothing pretty about this movie except for the leading lady.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
There was nothing heroic about reading other people's mail and stealing their software.
There was something nice about having a baby at home, wasn't there?
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is there v-link something/anything/nothing ADJ about n -ing.
Did you think there was anything good about him going, or were you just too lonely?
I still think there's something not quite right about celebrities writing books.
  • admirable
  • attractive
  • beautiful
  • cosy
  • elegant
  • glamorous
  • good
  • healthy
  • heroic
  • innocent
  • magical
  • magnificent
  • miraculous
  • neat
  • nice
  • noble
  • original
  • pleasant
  • powerful
  • pretty
  • progressive
  • pure
  • rational
  • right
  • romantic
  • safe
  • seductive
  • sexy
  • spectacular
  • sweet
  • wonderful
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