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Compound adjectives

compound-adjectives-examples2Compound adjectives are adjectives that are made up of two or more words usually with hyphens (-) between them.

There are no rigid rules to form them, but there are three main types that we can analyse.

  • Compound Adjectives with Numbers

We took a ten-week course.

Let’s take a five-minute break

  • Adjective / Adverb + Past Participle

She is a hot-headed, but warm-hearted person.

They’re a middle-aged couple.

  • Adjective / Adverb / Noun + Present Participle (-ING)

You need to adopt and implement time-saving strategies.

I heard a nerve-racking noise upstairs.

Find the presentation we used in the class here as well as a few links to recall and practice what you’ve learned.

compound adjectives


Exercise 1 

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4





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