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Monday, 20 October 2014

COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

COMPOUND ADJECTIVES
Compound adjectives are generally hyphenated when they precede the noun they modify. When they follow the noun, they are two words. Those compound adjectives are the following.
blue-gray/blue gray, past-due/past due, open-minded, narrow- hearted.
Example:
- She designed a blue-gray living room set. (when there is a noun after adjective, we use hyphen)
- She designed a living room set that was blue gray. (when there is no noun after adjective, we don’t use hyphen)

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