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I'm confusing what kind of grammar it is. I can't understand a part of "is of". ↓↓ "The cellar is of particular architectural importance." I'm wondering someone here could help me.
Jan 30, 2022 2:36 PM
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I'm confusing what kind of grammar it is. I can't understand a part of "is of". ↓↓ "The cellar is of particular architectural importance." I'm wondering someone here could help me.
IS is just normal. OF IMPORTANCE is the confusing part. As others have explained, OF IMPORTANCE is another way of saying IMPORTANT. It functions like an adjective, but I can't find the official term for this type of usage.
Jan 31, 2022 8:34 AM
"To be of importance" = just an expression, meaning "being important"/"being significant" So these words are to stay together to keep the "expression"/"idiom" effect. Of course "to be" needs to be conjugated, ... is, are, were, have been, etc etc And you can add more adjectives to "importance, such as "to be of little importance", "has been of huge importance", "was of cultural importance", "seemed to be of historical importance" etc BB - Basler Biker
Jan 30, 2022 9:06 PM
I'm confusing what kind of grammar it is. I can't understand a part of "is of". ↓↓ "The cellar is of particular architectural importance." I'm wondering someone here could help me.
This sentence means: the cellar has a particular architectural importance. In English we use the term “is of” in some situations when we want to say that sth has a specific quality or belongs to a specific group or branch. E.g: This matter is of great importance. (This matter is very important or literary, belongs to the group of important things)
Jan 30, 2022 3:33 PM
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