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    Hi,

    Could someone help me find a list of most common adjectives followed by -ing clauses (Adj.+ ing) in English Language?

    It is of immediate want...

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    It was nice talking to you.
    It was nice seeing you.

    Are these examples of what you are looking for?

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    Default Re: Adjective patterns, ADJ+ING

    Or maybe "I'm busy setting the table," "We're lucky having you as a neighbor"?

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your replies...it is just what I am looking for.

    I have also been searching for this grammar book: Collins Cobuild Grammar Patterns 2: Nouns and Adjectives, where the list of adjectives followed by -ing clauses is detailed in there but unfortunately I failed to find it.
    Therefore, I need a list of adjectives which are followed by -ing clauses as I need them for my MA Thesis.

    It would be very helpful for me if someone would be able to find such adjectives...

    Thank you in advance,

    Afrimi Aliti

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    yes that is what I am lloking for...if you have such a list of adjectives, you would help me a lot..

    Thank you in advance

    Afrim Aliti

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    Default Re: Adjective patterns, ADJ+ING

    adjective + -ing
    • We can use busy, no good, (not) worth + -ing.

    We can use feel + awful, bad, good, guilty, terrible + ing.
    Martin is busy cooking the dinner.
    It's not worth seeing that film.
    I feel terrible leaving you alone like that.

    Other adjectives are:
    alarming, absurd, awful, cheap, dangerous, easy, foolish, good, great, hard, hopeless, lovely, nice,
    pleasant, pointless, rude, sad, safe, silly, strange, stupid, unwise, useful, useless, wise, wrong

    Examples:
    It was pointless to do that/doing that.
    It's better to go now
    It was sad to hear/hearing your bad news.
    It was lovely to see / seeing you.

    Informally, we can also use it makes me + adjective + -ing, especially with sad, happy, unhappy.
    It makes me sad knowing that you feel you way you do.

    Reference:
    Macmillan English Grammar in Context
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    Default Re: Adjective patterns, ADJ+ING

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    adjective + -ing
    We can use busy, no good, (not) worth + -ing.

    We can use feel + awful, bad, good, guilty, terrible + ing.
    Martin is busy cooking the dinner.
    It's not worth seeing that film.
    I feel terrible leaving you alone like that.

    Other adjectives are:
    alarming, absurd, awful, cheap, dangerous, easy, foolish, good, great, hard, hopeless, lovely, nice,
    pleasant, pointless, rude, sad, safe, silly, strange, stupid, unwise, useful, useless, wise, wrong

    Examples:
    It was pointless to do that/doing that.
    It's better to go now
    It was sad to hear/hearing your bad news.
    It was lovely to see / seeing you.

    Informally, we can also use it makes me + adjective + -ing, especially with sad, happy, unhappy.
    It makes me sad knowing that you feel you way you do.

    Reference:
    Macmillan English Grammar in Context

    Thank you very much for your help...I think these adjectives will help me a lot a spart of my MA.

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