Compound words with adjectives
Here is a list of the most common types of compound adjectives: Periods of Time One very common use of compound adjectives is with periods of time. These words may convey more than one meaning. (The word "Tickets" should be "tickets. He doesnt like to cook so he buys ready-made meals.
Old-fashioned We had lunch in an old-fashioned restaurant with dcor from the 1950s. They had a short-lived romance. In contrast to the meanings of those individual words, the words will convey different meanings. These words are the most parts nouns, adjectives and verbs.
Compound Adjectives with Numbers three-second Theres a three-second delay. Waking the Dead" is correct. Lets take a ten-minute break.
This museum is world famous. Did you manage to get the Billy Elliot Tickets? Well-known actor (Use a hyphen with "well.
Twelve-storey We live in a twelve-storey apartment building twenty-page He handed me a twenty-page report. We walked into a room that was brightly lit. The first sentence has a hyphen (-) which is a little dash between the two words man and eating and the second sentence doesnt. But we have also included the adjective OLD because it is an old town.
I live in an English-speaking country. This is a world-famous museum. Which parts of speech can be a part of compound adjectives?
Last-minute I hate it when my boss wants to make last-minute changes to a publication. Examples of Compound Adjectives with"tion Marks and Italics Although a less common practice, it is also possible to group the words in a compound adjective using"tion marks, italics, or a combination of the two. Examples of Compound Adjectives Starting with Numbers number noun The most common compound adjectives start with numbers and end with nouns. Adjective / Adverb Past Participle narrow-minded not open to different ideas/thoughts I cant stand narrow-minded people who are intolerant of new ideas.
We walked into a brightly-lit room. (With a hyphen, "well-fatted calf" means a very plump calf.) Jacob took the well fatted calf to the riverside. (In this example,"tion marks group the compound adjective.) For more than ten years, Jack claimed to be part of the " Mary Celeste " crew before admitting to his cousin at a party that he was not.
This compound adjective describes the alligator as one that eats men or people in general. Number Singular Noun When we have a number before a noun in a compound adjective, that noun is always in singular form. Kind-hearted friendly A kind-hearted stranger helped us find the train station. Most of their staff are on short-term contracts.