ADJ of n
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'fond' and 'critical' groupThe 'afraid' groupThe 'tired' groupThe 'desirous' groupThe 'assured' groupThe 'certain' and 'uncertain' groupThe 'aware' and 'unaware' groupThe 'considerate' and 'careless' groupThe 'empty' groupThe 'full' groupThe 'indicative' groupThe 'destructive' groupThe 'deserving' groupThe 'kind' groupThe 'clear' groupAdjectives with other meaningsProductive usesOther related patterns
ADJ of nThe adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of of and a noun group. With some adjectives, the preposition of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause or a wh-clause. These patterns are ADJ of -ing and ADJ of wh.
|He was||dismissive||of||the idea.|
|I am||aware||of||what I am doing.|
|None of these moves is||free||of||problems.|