Adjective + about as a dependent preposition pattern

Adjective + about as a dependent preposition pattern

Created:20 Dec 2019 16:12:01 , in  elementary

Pattern

There exists a group of adjectives which are naturally followed by a preposition. Those prepositions are called dependent prepositions. One of such common dependent prepositions is the about preposition. This article is about adjective + about pattern in which the about preposition occurs as a dependent preposition.

Common adjectives followed by the about preposition

The most common adjectives followed by the about preposition are:

anxious about

delighted about

doubtful about

enthusiastic about

excited about

mad about

puzzled about

serious about

sorry about

Examples

I'm anxious about Greg, he promised to be back before supper.

The boss is delighted about how well we have done at sales this year so far.

Conditions outside are terrible, so I'm doubtful about going skating this afternoon.

He has hardly every looked more enthusiastic about the future.

I'm very excited about seeing this move, it has received a lot of great reviews.

Tracy is mad about buying new perfumes.

A lot of people I know are puzzled about recent changes to train timetables.

The task is very important, so we have to find someone, who will be serious about undertaking it.

Few people seem to be sorry about how many people live on the streets in the UK today.

This post was updated on 20 Dec 2019 19:38:17

Tags:  about ,  adjective 

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enthusiastic about the future   mad about buying   serious about learning   delighted about   anxious about any movement  

#1 I'm the results our team has achieved this season so far.

#2 If you want to start driving this year, you have got to be very the theory.

#3 Author of this article is very of this country.

#4 This girl is absolutely shoes and dresses.

#5 Due to having a large mortgage to pay back, Andrew and his wife are very in bank interest rate levels.

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