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    is it compound adjective

    Example : much-awaited announcement
    Here i could not find -much-awaited- in any online dictionaries. Is it adjective? What about the word awaited in the above phrase?is it adj why and when it should be hyphenated.

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    Example : much-awaited announcement
    Here i could not find -much-awaited- in any online dictionaries. Is it adjective? What about the word awaited in the above phrase?is it adj why and when it should be hyphenated.
    It's being used as a compound adjective but I don't find it very natural.

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    Here it is in Macmillan.

    I agree with bhai that it isn't natural. 'Long-awaited' is more usually heard.


    A better title would have been Much-awaited announcement.

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    Example : much-awaited announcement
    Here I could not find "much-awaited" in any online dictionaries. Is it an adjective? What about the word "awaited" in the above phrase? Is it an adjective? Why and when it should be hyphenated?
    Please note my amendments to your post. You have made over 130 posts in this forum. I'm sure that by now you have noticed that there are rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please note my amendments to your post. You have made over 130 posts in this forum. I'm sure that by now you have noticed that there are rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    Even more so if the OP really is an Academic, as their profile shows.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    I have no trouble with "much-awaited". It sounds normal.

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Even more so if the OP really is an Academic, as their profile shows.
    Dear members I am not good in typing that too using smart phone. Extremely sorry. Sorry for the question or typing which caused doubt for my friend here. I am a non-native speaker with a different academic background. The term was lifted from a leading newspaper article. Oxford dictionary mentions awaited as adjective with submodifier. Can you elucidate further? Is "duty-alloted days" correct?

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    What do you mean by "a different academic background"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    I mean I am an academician where English is not of much important. Any how please enlighten me with the questions i have asked to the senior members here. Thank you

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    Re: is it compound adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    I mean I am an academician where English is not of much important. Any how please enlighten me with the questions i have asked to the senior members here. Thank you
    Yes, both 'awaited' and 'much-awaited' are adjectives. Adjectives (and other words) can sometimes be hyphenated when appropriate. 'Much' is actually an adverb modifying 'awaited', but together they are a compound adjective.

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