Compound Adjectives

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Compound Adjectives: 

Compound Adjectives tried-and-true explanation

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What?

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when 2 or + adjectives work together to modify the same noun

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How?

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1) Adjective/adverb/number + participle (-ed)

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With deep roots - rooted

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- rooted deep

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With four eyes With an open mind With cold blood With an old fashion Your turn…

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2) Adjective/adverb/noun + verb -ing

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That lasts long lasting -

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long lasting -

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That never ends That breaks records That eats people That consumes time

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3) Adjective/verb + preposition

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to take away -

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take away -

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A truck used to pick up stuff A training tip to warm up muscles

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4) More combinations possible.

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A rule of thumb

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!) Hyphenate!

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When?

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Only before nouns

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If you put it after the noun

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Don’t hyphenate

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Compare: The up-to-date cv was submitted on time The cv was up to date (and submitted on time)

Compound Adjectives: 

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