ADJECTIVES WITH PREPOSITIONS
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  • 1. Adjectives with Prepositions 1www.slideshare.net/pietvanderlaan/adjectives-with-prepositions ADAPTED
  • 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. 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. Adjectives with PrepositionsI’ve always been terribly fond of you.He is unaccustomed to the heat. 4
  • 5. Adjectives with PrepositionsUse with OF to specify the cause of a feeling 5
  • 6. Adjectives with PrepositionsThey may be jealous of your success.I was terrified of her. 6
  • 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. Adjectives with PrepositionsI turned the job down, which was stupid of me.That was clever of you. 8
  • 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. Adjectives with PrepositionsMy problems are similar to yours.He was dedicated to his job. 10
  • 11. Adjectives with PrepositionsUse WITH to specify the cause of a feeling 11
  • 12. Adjectives with PrepositionsHe was pleased with her.I could never be bored with football. 12
  • 13. Adjectives with Prepositions• Use AT, usually referring to: STRONG REACTIONS: amazed, astonished, shocked, surprised ABILITY: bad, excellent, good, hopeless, useless 13
  • 14. Adjectives with PrepositionsShe was always good at languages.He was shocked at the hatred they had shown. 14
  • 15. Adjectives with Prepositions• Use FOR to specify the person or the thing that quality relates to 15
  • 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. Adjectives with PrepositionsSome adjectives take differentprepositions. 17
  • 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. Adjectives with PrepositionsIt was rude of him to leave so suddenly.She was rude to him for no reason. 19
  • 20. Adjectives with Prepositions• Use ABOUT to specify a thing• WITH to specify a person 20
  • 21. Adjectives with PrepositionsThey’re getting pretty fed up with him.He was still angry about the result. 21
  • 22. Questions?For more slide presentations visit: 22