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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #111184: Compound adjectives
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    Compound adjectives


    Compound adjectives are adjectives that are made up of two or more words usually with hyphens (-) between them.

     

    Examples:

    - To concentrate on your homework, you should usually study in brightly-lit places.

    - Mr Brown still has that old-fashioned car. I don't think he will ever get rid of it.

     

    N.B: A compound adjective with a number does not take the 's' of the plural.

    Examples:

    - We stay in a five-star hotel.

    - He lives opposite a seven-floor building.

     





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    1. My friend's father has just bought a brand- (           ) car.

    2. Laury has just got a (              ) -time job; she works three hours a day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    3. It was a very badly- (                       ) article. I noticed several punctuation and spelling mistakes.

    4. Our neighbours are very well- (              ) . They can afford going to expensive restaurants.

    5. Mary has got a small shop in the market where she sells second- (              ) clothes and machines.

    6. John finds it very difficult to read the newspaper. He's (                 ) -sighted.

    7. Mr.Fabien likes to hear about new ideas. He is (              ) -minded.

    8. She was a well- (                 ) actress by the time she turned seven.

    9. We find that labour- (                    ) machines are really necessary for working women.

    10. (              ) -handed people make up a little part of the population in the world.









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