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    an adventure sports

    Why do we use the noun adventure instead of the adjective adventurous in following examples?

    Many people go on an adventure sports vacation, especially during the summer months.

    Adventure sports, like many other physical activities, offer health benefits.
    Last edited by teechar; 25-Sep-2017 at 13:51. Reason: typo

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    Re: an adventure sports

    Nouns are often used as adjectives: Dish soap, golf club, back injury, etc. The noun-as-adjective modifies the main noun as a type. In your example, the sports are not "adventurous" themselves, the sports are a type of sports.

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    Re: an adventure sports

    Thanks teacher. However, I don’t understand your explanations, especially the last part. Could you please clarify more?

    In the link below, we have “ adventurous ski trip”.
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...sh/adventurous

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    Re: an adventure sports

    Adventure sports are supposed to (theoretically) involve adventure. However, they are not always adventurous! Similarly, a hazard zone need not always be hazardous.

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