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    Compound adjs


    Is there such a form for compound adjectives?
    noun + noun + ed
    Could you give me an example, please?
    Many thanks
    Last edited by Nannou; 29-Oct-2009 at 23:54. Reason: Missing punctuation


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    Re: Compound adjs

    If you mean a word written solid, there's "pigheaded," which means[in North America] "obstinate."

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    Re: Compound adjs

    I mean a hyphenated word like stone-walled
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    Re: Compound adjs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nannou View Post
    I mean a hyphenated word like stone-walled
    Thanks
    Then you seem to know already that they do exist. Did you have a question about this form?
    As an adjective, it could also have the form 'stone-walling' if appropriate.

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    Re: Compound adjs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Then you seem to know already that they do exist. Did you have a question about this form?
    As an adjective, it could also have the form 'stone-walling' if appropriate.
    Thanks
    I was only confused for it seemed to me, at first, that stone-walled is rather a compound noun as it is a combination of two nouns.
    (Stone-walling) is noun+noun+ing a form of compound adjectives?
    Could you give me another example because I've never seen this form before.
    Thank you for your help
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    Re: Compound adjs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nannou View Post
    Thanks
    I was only confused for it seemed to me, at first, that stone-walled is rather a compound noun as it is a combination of two nouns.
    (Stone-walling) is noun+noun+ing a form of compound adjectives?
    Could you give me another example because I've never seen this form before.
    Thank you for your help
    A noun becomes an adjective if the ending is changed appropriately.
    wall > walled. So stone-wall > stone-walled
    Many instances of adjectives like this will be noun+verb+ing, eg.
    The Queen Mother was a gin-swilling, corgi-loving woman.
    However: pork-barreling comes from pork+barrel (two nouns which form a verb, and then +ing.
    pork-barreling is a present participle and an adjective.
    They're not common.

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