Grammar Patterns

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

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

The adjective group comes after there, a link verb (usually be), and one of the indefinite pronouns something, anything, or nothing, and is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of in and a noun group. With some adjectives, the preposition in is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is productive: the adjectives listed below give an idea of the kind of adjectives that have it.
therelink verbsomething/nothing/anythingAdjective groupinnoun group/-ing
Therewasnothingillegalinhis new appointment.
Thereisnothingnewinoffering customer discounts.
There'ssomethingoriginalinthese pictures.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'interesting' groupThe 'wrong' groupThe 'extraordinary' groupAdjectives with other meaningsOther related patterns

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