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Adjective – different meaning depending on the context

Level: C1

MEANING OF AN ADJECTIVES “DUE”

 Adjective “due” expressing time and date can appear in a sentence containing an infinitive “to“:

The concert is due to begin in 10 minutes.

Adjective “due” expressing time and date can also appear in a sentence without a verb:

The concert is due at eight.

“Due to” is an expression helping define effect where “to” is a preposition and not a part of the infinitive.

The accident was due to his recklessness.

An expression “due to” shall be preceded by a subject and predicate (the accident – was).
To begin a sentence with a word “because of” then “owing to” structure should be used:Owning to his recklessness, we had an accident.


MEANING OF AN ADJECTIVES “ANXIOUS”

Adjective “anxious” has different meanings depending on used structure.

If there is a preposition “about” and a noun or a pronoun after adjective, must be dealing with the word meaning “worried”.

She was anxious about her son.

Use of an infinitive with “to” (optionally preposition “for”) helps express wishes and aspirations.

She was very anxious for him to leave.

In a formal language, it is possible to replace this structure with anxious + that… should.

The president was anxious that the bill should be adopted.


MEANING OF AN ADJECTIVES “CONSCIOUS”

Adjective “conscious” used independently in a sentence relates to physical state and means “aware of”:

She was conscious in spite of the pain.

Structures conscious + that or conscious of + -ing express “aware of “.

I was conscious that somebody following me.
I was conscious of being followed.

You can use the past infinitive in these sentences:

I was conscious of having been followed.

Level: C1
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