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    "like" adjectives

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if I can add "like" to all the nouns to make them adjectives for example:-

    The figure was treelike.
    There's a moonlike shape in the painting.

    Are there any exceptions?

    Thanks!

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    Re: "like" adjectives

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    You could, but I'd only do so if there isn't already a perfectly good word for it.

    Instead of 'treelike', you could use 'arboreal'.

    Instead of 'moonlike', you could use 'lunar'.

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    Re: "like" adjectives

    Thanks!

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    Re: "like" adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    You could, but I'd only do so if there isn't already a perfectly good word for it.
    I'm not sure that like(s)like works well.

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