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    Question noun as adjective

    What is the difference between these sentences:
    lifestyle convenience(noun + noun)
    convenience lifestyle(noun + noun)
    convenient lifestyle(Adj + noun)

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    Default Re: noun as adjective

    Welcome to the forums, YATenglish.

    They are not sentences.

    We can help you better if you put those phrases into sentences to show us how you want to use them.

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    lifestyle convenience is good
    convenience lifestyle is good
    convenient lifestyle is good

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    Default Re: noun as adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by YATenglish View Post
    lifestyle convenience is good
    convenience lifestyle is good
    convenient lifestyle is good
    They are still not sentences.

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    Default Re: noun as adjective

    Sentences start with a capital letter and end with an appropriate punctuation mark. Use the "Edit Post" button to make the relevant changes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: noun as adjective

    Actually my question is regarding the above 3 phrases not how to use it in sentences.
    let me rephrase the question, what is the difference in the meaning of the above 3 phrases? How to use noun as adjective like (convenience).
    thanks

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    Default Re: noun as adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by YATenglish View Post
    Actually my question is regarding the above 3 phrases not how to use it in sentences.
    let me rephrase the question, what is the difference in the meaning of the above 3 phrases? How to use noun as adjective like (convenience).
    thanks
    They are not good examples. But it's difficult to make a rule about the formation of these terms/phrases. You really have to just use whatever native speakers use. I'd advise you use an adjective if in doubt.
    "A convenient lifestyle" is a lifestyle that is convenient.
    "A convenience lifestyle" (I guess, not being familiar with this one) is "a lifestyle of convenience" - that is, a lifestyle of comparative luxury.
    A lot of this compound noun phrases are not common and have a short lifespan.
    "Lifestyle convenience" means the convenience of the lifestyle under discussion.

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