Complements for Adjectives, mostly -ed, from COCA
  at by  with  about in  for  over of from on to  AllPrep that to
careful 32 4 590 1262 417 16 11 574


2931 192 1652
amazed 1044 446 20 7 6
3



1544 533 256
astonished 198 182 3 4






407 127 211
bewildered 30 182 3 15

3



264 13 7
confused 45 585 866 547 87 79 18



2435 39 11
flabbergasted 15 30 2 2






55 14 11
puzzled 48 374 4 59 5 30 85



649 42 14
stunned 122 795 40 7 29 32




1136 135 213
surprised 1733 2302 79 109 84 19 6 6


4419 2001 2923
amused 120 401 20 5 9 5




573 48 43
charmed 1 222 4 0






244 1 5
curious 21 13 10 1290 43 19
17


1690 144 417
enthralled 5 174 105 4 6 3




307 4 1
enchanted 1 137 63 0 3





208 8 1
entranced 5 168 50 0
4




237 2 1
fascinated 32 1568 563 12 22 6




2227 24 43
impressed 47 1774 1812 0 22





3838 259 28
interested 27 25
16 22733 20




22912 53 333
intrigued 6 1012 154 14 6





1208 18 41
appalled 306 389 2 2 4





711 125 74
depressed 49 136 16 104 57 52 27



603 40 5
disappointed 129 409 426 68 706 24 9



1818 734 212
disgusted 29 187 374 7

3 1


612 30 9
horrified 154 264 3 6


5


448 60 109
saddened 18 309 2 5
5 1



345 666 57
upset 323 599 682 1230

42



3621 595 52
annoyed 209 239 194 26 0 0 3



701 158 24
peeved 21 8 7 9

2



51 12 0
irritated 76 200 99 9
4




414 60 8
pissed 105 5 5 33
4




300 38 1
frustrated 155 955 632 70 116 18 28



2065 304 12
delighted 67 218 352 12 321 15




1001 281 380
excited 89 553 38 2831 49 143




3864 216 195
pleased 197 368 2259 175
50




3120 799 704
thrilled 124 224 405 183 8 42 5



1084 224 218
concerned 113 213 5636 10975 106 396 88 13


17684 3140 18
embarrassed 123 838 16 272 60 151 13 19


1563 189 42
frightened 62 445 4 58
74
441


1268 93 14
terrified 45 165 0 33
35 188 695


1036 216 8
worried 78 121 13 9571 50 185 42 6


10164 3035 3
angry 1850 0 1066 726 1 66 141



4068 645 27
doubtful 7 3 3 43 12 24 22 34


145 451 1
anxious 21 15 8 475 22 257 22 21


915 101 247
apprehensive 6 0 0 214 5 3




271 28 1
nervous 67 0 29 1207 86 71 16 26


1736 147 6
afraid 26 0 10 26 35 345
7775


8344 2406 54
eager 3
7 14
768




917 18 473

Notes:

  1. Adjectives in red are among the 3000 most frequent words in COCA.
  2. those in bold black are among the 5000 most frequent words in COCA
  3. As loaded, for adjectives above the line, infinitive complements take see, hear, find, discover, learn, know, or realize the majority of the time; those below the line take a wider range of infinitive complement verbs. (the search filter is -too adjective to with window R2 and context [v?i*]
  4. There are other finite clause subordinators, often WH-forms; surprised takes 1167 if-clauses.