Judging a behaviour using adjective + of + pronoun pattern

Judging a behaviour using adjective + of + pronoun pattern

Created:27 Oct 2019 19:00:12 , in  intermediate

Pattern

In English language there exists a popular pattern for judging or commenting on a behaviour of a person.

The pattern consists of an adjective followed by the of preposition and then a pronoun:

adjective + of + pronoun.

In some cases the pronoun in the pattern can be substituted for a noun:

adjective + of + noun.

Examples

Tom bought me a bunch of roses for my birthday. How nice of him.

It was impolite of my husband to ask my parents to leave the wedding together with other guests.

It was very brave of Andy to put his own life at risk in order to save a drowning dog.

This post was updated on 27 Oct 2019 20:39:35

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careless of my sister   rude of people   kind of him   heroic of my colleagues   silly of us  

#1 It was not to check all water taps before she went for a holiday to Spain.

#2 Greg detests public gatherings, all the more , that he has agreed to go to a concert with me next week.

#3 It was to back me up in my conversation with our boss on the issue of unpaid overtime.

#4 It is plainly to use vulgar words in public.

#5 The police officers admitted, that it was to accelerate so much while passing by a speed camera.

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