Identify the compound adjective: He is a cold-blooded man. a) Cold-blooded b) Man c) He d) All of the above
Hint: A compound adjective is formed when two or more adjectives are joined together to modify the same noun.
Complete answer: We know that Adjectives are the words that we use to describe a noun or pronoun. It is a word which qualifies (shows how big, small, great, many, few, etc.) a noun or a pronoun is in a sentence. Now let us understand what compound adjectives are.
A compound adjective is a combination of two or more words that work as an adjective. These two or more words can individually be adjectives, nouns, adverbs, or participles, and they may or may not have a hyphen between them.
Now we shall proceed with checking each option, to find the correct answer. Option ‘a’, cold-blooded is a compound adjective as we can see that there are two separate adjectives that are used together to describe what kind man he is.
Man, option b, is a common noun and not an adjective. Option c, he, is a pronoun, and we require a word which is a compound adjective as our answer for the given question.
Hence, the option ‘a’ is the correct answer to the question. Since options b and c are incorrect, option d is automatically ruled out.
Note: Since compound adjectives are two separate complete words, which can be used individually in a sentence, these terms should be hyphenated to avoid confusion or ambiguity.
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