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    PM Modi to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes

    PM Modi to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes on Monday. What is the meaning of olympics-bound means here and what parts of speech it belongs to?
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    Re: Parts of speech

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Parts of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by jigneshbharati View Post
    "PM Modi to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes on Monday."

    What is the meaning of "Olympics-bound​" means here and what parts part of speech does it belongs belong to?
    Note my corrections above. I assume you saw the example sentence in a news report or a newspaper so it should be enclosed in quotation marks to make it clear it's a quote. Ideally, you should tell us where you saw it.
    Remember to capitalise proper nouns. The word "Olympics" was capitalised in the original sentence but you forgot to capitalise it in your question.

    Note the correct way to ask a question:
    - What is the meaning of XXX?
    - What does XXX mean?
    - What part of speech does it belong to?

    Also note that I have deleted post #3 in which you wrote "Thank you". There is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you" to anyone. Simply click on the "Thank" button on any post you find helpful (as you did on post #2).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Parts of speech

    Please note that a better title would have been 'PM Modi to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes on Monday'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

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

    "PM Modi to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes on Monday."

    In simple terms "Olympics-bound" means "going to the Olympics". In full the headline means that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will meet on Monday his country's athletes who are competing in the 2016 Olympics.

    The proper noun "Rio Olympics" and the adjective "bound" combine to give the compound adjective "Rio Olympics-bound". It's used in your example as a premodifier of "athletes".

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    Re: PM Modi to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes

    I have changed your thread title for you. As MatthewWai said, "thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed". Please remember that in future threads.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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