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COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

To know how adjectives are composed will help you understand their meaning.

Observing constructions  permits to 'decode' words.

Adj + Ving 
a hard-working student
Adj + Ved 
a hard-boiled egg
Adj + Ned 
a blue-eyed girl
Adj + Adj 
a dark-blue suit
Adj + N 
a high-speed machine
N + Ving 
a heart-breaking story
N + Ved 
a heart-broken man
N + Adj 
a sea-sick sailor
N + N 
a random-access memory
Adv + Ving 
a never-ending story
Adv + Ved 
an under-privileged person
Adv +Adv 
a far-away land
Divers
a ten-year-old girl
Divers 
a six-foot-tall athlete
Divers
the nine o'clock news 

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