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    Question Be of interest

    Hi, I have a question about the meaning and usage of ‘be of NOUN’. Example: This site is of great archaeological interest.

    I guess the sentence means the site is archaeologically interesting but why the sentence above uses ‘of’ after ‘is’? Would you please tell me how you use this ‘be of NOUN’ and give me some examples?

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    Exclamation Re: Be of interest

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle:) View Post
    Hi, I have a question about the meaning and usage of ‘be of NOUN’. Example: This site is of great archaeological interest.

    I guess the sentence means the site is archaeologically interesting but why the sentence above uses ‘of’ after ‘is’? Would you please tell me how you use this ‘be of NOUN’ and give me some examples?
    No, it means archaeologically interesting as well as important as one of its kind. In order to further compliment the subject "site" a prepositional phrase (as underlined above)is used.

    The linking verb "is" usually connects the subject to additional informations which complement it. Here it is complimented with three words(great, archaeological and interest) by means of the phrase.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 06-Oct-2009 at 06:48.

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