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  1. Ana Laura
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    Hello,

    I would like to know if the following compound adjectives are correct:

    1) A baby who is crying constantly
    1) constant-crying baby ?

    2) A speaker who has prepared thoroughly
    2) thoroughly-prepared speaker.

    3) An artist who is dressed in funny clothes
    3) A funny-dressed artist

    4) A child-minder who has been specially trained.
    4) ?

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    Re: Compound adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Laura View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know if the following compound adjectives are correct:

    1) A baby who is crying constantly
    1) constant-crying baby ? A constantly crying baby.2) A speaker who has prepared thoroughly
    2) thoroughly-prepared speaker. A thoroughly prepared speaker.3) An artist who is dressed in funny clothes
    3) A funny-dressed artist A funnily dressed artist.4) A child-minder who has been specially trained.
    4) A specially trained childminder.
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    Re: Compound adjectives

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    This is because only adverbs can refer to adjectives: a constantly (adverb) crying (adjective).

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    Re: Compound adjectives

    And also because, by convention, words that end in -ly are not hyphenated when they form a compound modifier.

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    Re: Compound adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And also because, by convention, words that end in -ly are not hyphenated when they form a compound modifier.
    You're right

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