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    Post compound noun or adjectif

    dear teacher,
    can you please tell me if this is a compound noun or a compound adjectif:
    turtle necked jumper.
    and please tell me why.

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    Angry Re: compound noun or adjectif

    'Turtle necked jumper' is a noun phrase. The first two words should be hyphenated thus: 'turtle-necked' because they function as a compound adjective ending in 'ed'. 'Jumper' is a noun modified by the compound adjective 'turtle-necked'. A compound noun is usually two or more nouns used together, one of them being modified by others; for example, 'safety net', language expert, etc.

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