Do clauses with predicates that take infinitival complements like easy or ready such as the examples in (1) combine naturally with negative subjects? Are the examples in (2) OK?
(1a) John is easy to talk to
(1b) John is ready to talk to
(2a) No one is easy to talk to
(2b) No one is ready to talk to
If (2) are unnatural or flat-out ungrammatical, do they improve when the matrix subject is not related to the object of the infinitival, but to the subject (3a) or adjunct (3b)?
(3a) No one is ready to operate (cf. The surgeon is ready to operate)
(3b) Nothing is ready to operate (cf. The scalpel is ready to operate)