fbpx

Compound adjectives are words usually made of two words joined by a hyphen. In today’s lesson, you will be learning how to form compound adjectives with -ed endings. They are adjectives with two or more words and a hyphen between them.

The Form


We form them by combining an adjective or number with a noun plus -ED.


ADJECTIVE / NUMBER + NOUN + -ED


For example:


A woman with blond hair = a blond-haired woman.
Could you ask that blond-haired woman to lend us a menu?


An animal with four legs = four-legged animal
Horses are four-legged animals.


A person who is more skilled with their left hand = a left-handed person
Did you know that Peter is left-handed?


A stool with three legs = three-legged stool
He was sitting on his three-legged stool, watching the sunset.


A person who is lost in their thoughts = absent-minded person
Pat didn’t hear you, she’s totally absent-minded.


Ice cream with a chocolate flavour = chocolate-flavoured ice cream
I’ll have chocolate-flavoured ice cream.


A person who has a narrow mind = narrow-minded person
I doubt you’ll be able to explain it to him, he’s so narrow-minded.


A person who is not modern = old-fashioned person
My parents are old-fashioned people.

Learn all about compound adjectives in English on this link

Compound adjectives with -ED endings
Compound adjectives with -ED endings

Exercise

Now, try to make compound adjectives with -ed endings by yourself:
1) Trousers which are the colour of sand.
2) A man with white hair.
3) A car with three wheels.
4) A nurse with green eyes.
5) Furniture at a low price.
6) A person who has an open mind.

Answer key: 1) sand-coloured trousers, 2) white-haired man, 3) three-wheeled car, 4) green-eyed nurse, 5) low-priced furniture, 6) open-minded person

If you really want to learn English but don’t know how to do it and where to start, don’t hesitate to contact us. Book an online English lesson with one of our certified and experienced English teachers and take a test and consultation. Choose the most suitable app: Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Viber or Facebook Messenger. You should certainly join us for 30-minute conversation sessions. We are organizing lessons at a 30% discount. Check it out!

In case you have any questions regarding English or Skype private lessons, don’t hesitate to drop us a line on WhatsApp because we’d be happy to hear from you. 🙂


My Lingua Academy

My Lingua Academy is an online school of English language. We give one-on-one lessons to students of English of all ages and all levels of knowledge all around the world. With us you can prepare for written assignments and exams, attend a general or business English course, or have conversation classes with qualified English teachers who have years of experience.

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: