Uses of Adjectives
Subject + be (is/are/am/was/were) + Adjective + preposition + action + ing (gerund)
Let’s have a look at the uses of adjectives in sentences
My brother is committed to getting a job in defence.
He is committed to winning his game.
My friend is dedicated to teaching.
He is dedicated to serving the nation.
He is devoted to worshipping Adiyogi.
My father is devoted to working in NGO.
Accustomed to (habit)
He is accustomed to helping the poor.
She is accustomed to reading novels.
Tired from something expresses to be physically tired’
I’m tired from running.
He is tired from talking on the phone at the call centre.
Uses of Adjectives – Tired of means “to get bored”
People are getting tired of sitting idle at home due to coronavirus.
He is tired of scolding of his teacher.
I am scared of going alone at night.
He was scared of watching ghost movies.
He is afraid of getting dark.
She is afraid of watching horror movies.
He is capable of lifting 100 kg.
She is capable of running 5 kilometres.
He is excited about going for a picnic.
We are excited about joining IIT.
I am fond of listening to music.
She is fond of reading novels.
Good at (expert)
He is good at writing about social topics.
She is good at playing chess.
He is proud of getting selection in IIT Roorkee.
I am proud of you for sending you to boarding school.
He is interested in speaking about social topics.
My father is interested in doing work with him.
He is worried about transferring from here.
She is worried about failing in exams.
He is upset about getting failed in exams.
She is upset about running a poor business.
He is successful in dealing with the export and import business.
My friend is successful in guiding foreigners.
He is responsible for stealing money.
You are responsible for wasting our time.
He is known for cracking codes.
They are known for playing well in the school sports team.
She is famous for writing novels.
Michael Jackson is famous for dancing.
He is certain about getting success in his project.
Are you certain about growing spices in this climate?
Fed up with something (to get bored- adjective)
I’m fed up with scolding.
He is fed up with doing his task.
She is fed up telling a lie again and again.
Uses of Adjective + infinitive (to+ verb)
He is eager to attend the seminar.
She is eager to research it.
It’s not easy to break the window.
It’s easy to crack the password.
I’m pleased to attend the meeting.
She is pleased to join us.
He is able to solve this puzzle.
Are you able to Write English Essay?
It’s hard to leave this place.
It’s hard to win this game.
He is about to go.
She is about to join us.
It’s good to see you.
It’s good to find a new way.
It is boring to solve mathematics.
It’s boring to ride a bike for a long drive.
Supposed to (expect that something should happen)
You are supposed to teach my kids.
They are supposed to join my company.
I am glad to meet you.
He is glad to see you.
She is allergic to dust.
I am allergic to scents.
He’s married to a rich woman.
She’s married to the doctor.
Other uses of adjectives lists:
I am surprised at seeing her.
Aren’t you surprised at his dancing move?
he is terrible at telling a lie.
You are terrible at riding a bike.
She is angry at him.
Why are you angry at me?
She is amazing at playing the Guitar.
You are amazing at playing chess.
She is busy with her work.
He is busy with his family problem. He is trying to find a way to settle the dispute.
I am satisfied with my job.
He is not satisfied with these electronic accessories.
He is full of energy.
The cinema hall was full of crowds.
He is involved in this matter.
She is involved in this murder.
See more examples of uses of adjectives
He is nice to everyone here.
You aren’t nice to your friend.
His nature is friendly to group members.
You are friendly to your juniors.
You were rude to your wife at the party.
I wasn’t rude to my friend.
It is good for you.
This room is not good for you.
It’s good for your immunity system.
It is good for your health.
This situation is bad for you.
You don’t take exercise that’s why Overeating is bad for you.
Complete the sentence with appropriate prepositions with uses of adjectives + verb (infinitive/gerund)
- I am fond ……..music.
- My brother is dedicated ………. running.
- He is tired ………. Scolding.
- I’m tired ……… taking exercise.
- She is afraid ………… forest.
- He is nice ……… his wife.
- She is amazing ……..dancing.
- You are supposed ……….tell me the truth.
- Are you allergic …….. Perfumes.
- He was full …………confidence.
- He is involved ……. this scam.
- Are you interested ……… participating quiz competition.
- He is experienced …………..writing.
- He is accustomed ………. Watching movies.
- This habit is bad ……. You.
See others adjective usages: Be used to vs be addicted to