Hello ladies and gentlemen! How is it going? This week we´re going to talk about vocabulary and it´s time for compound adjectives. Are you well-organised? Are you hard-working? What´s a compound adjective? Can you create it yourself? Are there any rules? If you don´t know the answers, you must read this post. Go on!
WHAT´S A COMPOUND ADJECTIVE?
A compound adjective is an adjective made by joining two (or more) words and the two words are normally connected with a hyphen (-).
HOW ARE COMPOUND ADJECTIVES CREATED?
A compound adjective can be created by different combinations:
*ADJECTIVE + NOUN + ED (e.g. blue-eyed, right-handed…)
*ADJECTIVE + NOUN (e.g. short-term)
*ADJECTIVE + PAST PARTICIPLE (e.g. long-forgotten)
*ADJECTIVE + PRESENT PARTICIPLE (VERB+ING) (e.g. good-looking, easy-going…)
*NOUN + NOUN (e.g. part-time)
*ADVERB + PAST PARTICIPLE (e.g. well-known)
*NUMBER + NOUN (e.g. two-hour, five-minute…)
There are a lot of combinations but the previous ones are the best known. Here you have many examples of compound adjectives.
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