hyphens - 4.Sweet-smelling 5 Bird-brained 6 Rosy-cheeked 7...

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HYPHENS We have already learned how we can sometimes use two nouns together tomake a compound noun. E.g.  carpark.  You can also make  compound adjectives in a similar way, but this time the two words are separated by a hyphen  [ a small dash -  ].  Remember, adjectives are describing words. Task 1. Copy these sentences into your books. Underline the compound adjective. 1. Henry didn’t know what to say. For once she was tongue-tied. 2. The group of animal-lovers went to the zoo. 3. Odhran made sure he was clean-shaven for his big night out. 4. The monster had big, monster-like cylinders where his eyes should be. 5. Connor’s family is football-mad. Task 2 Write a sentence for each of these compound adjectives: 1. Ham-fisted 2. Green-fingered 3. Level-headed
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Unformatted text preview: 4.Sweet-smelling 5. Bird-brained 6. Rosy-cheeked 7. Blue-eyed 8. Fair-headed 9. Sweet-toothed. 10. long-eared Task 3 Copy these sentences into your books. Underline the compound adjective . 1. Mary had a beautiful, blue-eyed baby boy. 2. People who visit the zoo are usually animal-lovers. 3. My best friend is fair-haired. 4. Topsy is a long-eared rabbit. 5. My garden is full of sweet-smelling flowers. Task 4 Match these compound adjectives to their meanings: A. Someone who loves football. Football-mad B. Someone who is good at gardening. Ham-fisted C. A sensible person who thinks. Green-fingered D. Someone who’s just had a shave. Level-headed E. Someone who doesn’t think carefully. Bird-brained F. A clumsy person. Clean-shaven...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course EDUCATION 320 taught by Professor Professorlemont during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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