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    what's the term for the structures like whiote-haired man?

    hi, what do we call structures like white-haired man? Linguists or philology students, speak up,:)

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    Re: what's the term for the structures like whiote-haired man?

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    hi, what do we call structures like white-haired man? Linguists or philology students, speak up,:)
    Um,
    1) an adjective followed by a noun?
    2) a nickname
    3) a description
    4) a phrase
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    Re: what's the term for the structures like whiote-haired man?

    Well I was wondering if there was a special term for it or a theory behind it, like we can make nouns from verbs adding ing and we call them gerunds, so maybe there is a term for this structure.

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    Re: what's the term for the structures like whiote-haired man?

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Well I was wondering if there was a special term for it or a theory behind it, like we can make nouns from verbs adding ing and we call them gerunds, so maybe there is a term for this structure.
    What is the structure you want explained? Could you give more examples.
    "white-haired man" is a man with white hair.
    The adjective white-haired is compounded from two other adjectives, joined by a hyphen. As usual in English, it precedes the noun 'man'.
    If you're referring specifically to "white-haired", it could be called a compound adjective.


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    Re: what's the term for the structures like whiote-haired man?

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    hi, what do we call structures like white-haired man? Linguists or philology students, speak up,:)
    A compound adjective that consists of:
    adjective + noun + the suffix -ed.

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