ADJECTIVES WITH PREPOSITIONS

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ADJECTIVES WITH PREPOSITIONS

  1. 1. Adjectives with Prepositions 1www.slideshare.net/pietvanderlaan/adjectives-with-prepositions ADAPTED
  2. 2. Adjectives with PrepositionsWhen you use an adjective after a link verb you canoften use the adjective on its own or followed by aprepositional phrase.He was afraid.He was afraid of his enemies. 2
  3. 3. Adjectives with PrepositionsSome adjectives cannot be used alone after a linkverb. If they are followed by a prepositional phrase, itmust have a particular preposition.aware of unaware ofaccustomed to unaccustomed tofond of used to 3
  4. 4. Adjectives with PrepositionsI’ve always been terribly fond of you.He is unaccustomed to the heat. 4
  5. 5. Adjectives with PrepositionsUse with OF to specify the cause of a feeling 5
  6. 6. Adjectives with PrepositionsThey may be jealous of your success.I was terrified of her. 6
  7. 7. Adjectives with PrepositionsUsed with OF to specify the person who has a quality brave good polite thoughtful careless intelligent sensible unkind clever kind silly unreasonable generous nice stupid wrong 7
  8. 8. Adjectives with PrepositionsI turned the job down, which was stupid of me.That was clever of you. 8
  9. 9. Adjectives with Prepositions• Used with TO usually referring to: SIMILARITY: close, equal, identical, related, similar MARRIAGE: married, engaged LOYALTY: dedicated, devoted, loyal RANK: junior, senior 9
  10. 10. Adjectives with PrepositionsMy problems are similar to yours.He was dedicated to his job. 10
  11. 11. Adjectives with PrepositionsUse WITH to specify the cause of a feeling 11
  12. 12. Adjectives with PrepositionsHe was pleased with her.I could never be bored with football. 12
  13. 13. Adjectives with Prepositions• Use AT, usually referring to: STRONG REACTIONS: amazed, astonished, shocked, surprised ABILITY: bad, excellent, good, hopeless, useless 13
  14. 14. Adjectives with PrepositionsShe was always good at languages.He was shocked at the hatred they had shown. 14
  15. 15. Adjectives with Prepositions• Use FOR to specify the person or the thing that quality relates to 15
  16. 16. Adjectives with PrepositionsIt was unusual for them to go away at the weekend.It’s difficult for young people on their own. 16
  17. 17. Adjectives with PrepositionsSome adjectives take differentprepositions. 17
  18. 18. Adjectives with Prepositions Use an impersonal subject and OF and the subject of the action, or with a personal subject and TO and the object of an action. 18
  19. 19. Adjectives with PrepositionsIt was rude of him to leave so suddenly.She was rude to him for no reason. 19
  20. 20. Adjectives with Prepositions• Use ABOUT to specify a thing• WITH to specify a person 20
  21. 21. Adjectives with PrepositionsThey’re getting pretty fed up with him.He was still angry about the result. 21
  22. 22. Questions?For more slide presentations visit: 22
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