Grammar Patterns

v it as ADJ to-inf

v it as ADJ to-inf

The adjective group follows a verb, introductory it, and the preposition as, and is followed by a to-infinitive clause. This pattern occurs when an adjective with the pattern it v-link ADJ to-inf follows a verb with the pattern V n as adj. We list below the adjectives that most frequently occur in this pattern.The verbs that are most frequently used in this pattern sequence are regard, see, and view. Define and describe are also used.
 verb groupitasAdjective groupto-infinitive clause
Theywould regarditasriskyto test the currency.
Hesawitasusefulto sell books.
A variety of adjectives occur in this pattern, though none is used particularly frequently. They belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'worthwhile' groupThe 'immoral' groupThe 'critical' groupThe 'odd' group

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